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I Many, many millions have been wishing each other a "Merry Christmas" as these editorials I 

I were being written. As for the edStor, it is ha/d to see how this Christmas season can be merry I 

i "except in the heart of an innocent child." E 

I From every nook and corner of this habitable globe comes a story of human (or, inhuman) I 

I hate, human cruelty, human misery, and human suffering, until the heart sickens and we cry out, I 

I "How long, O Lord, how long?" How much longer can a just and merciful God look down upon I 

I these earth scenes, and withhold from action His mighty arm? Human failure on all sides we I 

I see. Every device that man -has ever created, every panacea that man has ever concocted, everv | 

I scheme for human betterment, have proven themselves utterly worthless to stay the avalanche I 

I of extreme wickedness that threatens to engulf the whole world and destroy the last vestiges of I 

I civilization. There is no hope left the world so far as man's efforts are concerned. It seems the I 

I more man moves, the deeper he sinks into the mire. It is surely time to cry with the Psalmist as I 

5 of old: "It is time for Thee. O Lord, to work!" i 

I But, let us not despair. It is the declared purpose of God to let man come to a full end of | 

I himself, and realize that apart from God he is vanity. "Without Me. ye can do nothing!" When I 

= man gets to that place, help will come from above. = 



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I No. this Christmas season cannot be merry to any heart that has within it any of the 

I passion of Christ. Only a heart calloused by utter selfishness can even make a pretence of merri- 

I ment. But, thanks be unto the God who hath given unto us of His Spirit, we can be happy— = 

I happy that we know Him "whom to know is life eternar'-^happy in the service of God and our I 

I fellowmen— happy to know that the re^gn of all that is anti-Christ is but for one brief day— happy I 

I to know that God has not yet abdicated the Throne that ruleth over all— happy in the thou^-ht I 

I that by every possible sign that God can give us the kingdom of heaven draws nigh— happy^in I 

I the glorious expectation that ere the year 1945 shall become history our Lord shall remove His I 

= own from this ^^•icked world and we shall press to our bosoms those we have "loved and lost I 

I awhile"— happ}- in the knowledge that immediately thereafter the ungodly nations will be speedily I 

I jud,ged— happy in the thought that then our Lord will come back to earth with all the saints at- i 

I tending— happy to know that then, as He sits upon the throne of His father David, He will over- I 

5 throw all oppressors and speak peace to the nations— happy to know that then shall all men = 

= "beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks, and nations shall learn i 

S war no more"— happy to know that in the Sun-rise of that approachin,g day. shall all "sorrow = 

= and sigilTing flee away!" Assuredly we wish every reader of THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY 1 

I HERALD a H.APPY NEW YEAR ! "I 

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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD; Entered as aecond-clasa matter April 16, 1943 at the postoffice at Winona Lake Indiana nnd.r *>,. 
Act of March 3. 1879. Issued four time, each month by The Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Winona Lake, IndLa Subscription price Sloravelr 
Poreien countries $1.50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Marrtn L. Goodman, Secretary cf Publications. BOARD OF DIRECTORS- Herm,„li V d ^ .1^"- 
Bernard Schneider. Vice-President; R. D. Crees. Secretary; Homer A. Kent. Treasurer; Paul Bauman, Mrs John ieby E E Gin^rlT r T r S, "a' 
L. Lynn. S. W. Link, Walter A. Lepp. EDITORS: Foreign Missions. Lorn. S. Bauman; Women's Mi^sioua^ CoumU Mrs Joto Aei,v Ho™. M^?^ „ 
R. Paul Miller: Seminary. Alva J. McClain: Managine Editor. Maryiji L. Goodman, ^ i-ouncu, Mrs, John Aeby, Home Missions. 



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JANUARY 6, 1945 




SPEAKING 



By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 




MISSIONARIES' MOVEMENTS 

As this editorial is being written (December 20, 1944), 
a cable from Africa announces that the Sheldons have 
arrived at Leopoldville, in the Belgian Congo. Only 
the river separates them from French Equatorial 
Africa. The Dunnings left Bangui several days ago 
by plane for Fisherman's Lake i" Africa) , at which point 
they are probably awaiting a reservation on a plane 
that will take them to Brazil. Several short plane trips 
will be taken in Brazil before they board the plane for 
a Florida landing field. The Dowdys are again back at 
their post in Argentina, having landed (according to 
our best information) in Buenos Aires on December 5. 
The Fosters have gone to Cape Town, South Africa, 
beginning their well-deserved furlough, long delayed. 
Mr. and Mrs. Solon Hoyt, and Mr. and Mrs. Lynn 
Shrock, are finishing up their work in Grace Seminary, 
and while doing so, are setting things in order for 
leaving for Argentina, probably in May. Mr. and Mrs. 
Marvin Goodman, Jr. are gathering their outfit to leave 
for Africa as soon as possible after the close of the 
Seminary year. 



AS TO SOUTH AMERICAN PASSPORTS 

While he was silent as to the "why" of the long de- 
lays experienced by Protestant applications for pass- 
ports to Latin American countries, the newly-appointed 
Secretary of State, E. R. Stettinius, Jr., declared that 
passports are issued to Latin American countries with- 
out prejudice for or against any religious sect or de- 
nomination. R. B. Shipley emphasized her stiperior's 
assurance, declaring that passports are issued "without 
reference to the religious beliefs of the citizens in- 
volved." We are certainly thankful for this assurance, 
given to a representative of the National Conference 
of Christians and Jews, and emphasized in a letter to 
Dr. Louie D. Newton, associate secretary of the Baptist 
World Alliance. 

Secretary Stettinius declared that a check-up for 
the period February 1 — April 30, 1944, "reveals that 76 
passports were issued to Protestant missionaries and 
20 to Catholic missionaries going to West Indies, Cen- 
tral and South America." However, these last figures 
mean little, inasmuch as there is scarcely any need for 
any Catholic missionaries going to a land that Is 
already overrun with papal priests and saturated with 
their pagan teachings, while Protestant teachers of 
any sort are few and far between. We only trust that 
Secretary Stettinius will take some cognizance of the 
rights of Protestant missionaries in Latin American 
countries. He might meditate on the complaints' of 
these American citizens that are being voiced by hun- 
dreds of letters from missionaries, such as was written 
by our own brother Hill Maconaghy. 



PEACETIME CONSCRIPTION 

It is certain that President Roosevelt is going to 
press the matter and that peacetime conscription of all 
our youth is going to be seriously considered by the 
new Congress that is to assemble in January. This Ls 
an issue on which President Roosevelt, with his usual 
political craftiness, was more than silent prior to the 
election. Religious groups of every shade and color, all 
over the nation, are rising up in arms against the pro- 
posal, and well they may. Military training never yet 
has saved any nation from invasion or from war. The 
nations, such as France and Germany, where military 
training reached its highest efficiency, have suffered 
most from the horrors of war. Military training instills 
the spirit of battle into the veins of youth and promotes 
war. There is only one stand that The Brethren 
Church can consistently take on this subject. 



"BOYS! WE ARE GOING TO HAVE BEER!" 

Those are the first words that Franklin D. Roosevelt 
is reputed to have uttered upon his arrival on the floor 
of the Convention Hall after being notified of his first 
nomination in 1932. And, "boys," we have got it! 
Whatever may be said of any other promises he has 
kept or not kept, this promise for liquor seems to re- 
main inviolate. At the 33rd annual meeting of the 
Anti-Saloon League in Louisville, Kentucky last month, 
I'lev. Sam Morris loosed a withering blast that thus 
far has gone unchallenged. He said: 

"Though we are on war time to save electricity, 
there are 400,000 honky-tonks in the country drinking 
up electricity. There's a sugar shortage but the dis- 
tilleries use 250,000 tons of sugar a year that drinkers 
might not be thirsty." He noted also that "there was 
no shortage of gasoline or tires for liquor trucks." 

Will somebody please tell us how the liquor business 
helps to win the war at home or abroad? And yet, it 
seems to be the pet baby of the political leaders of the 
nation. Sometimes we wonder how we can continue to 
sing and pray, "God bless America!" 



"THE WAY OF THE UNGODLY" 

According to a report of the General Federation 
Club Women, a little twelve year old boy, by the name 
of Bobby, was a member of a Vacation Bible School 
clay modeling class in Galesburg, Illinois. The teacher 
asked the class to make something that could be dis- 
played in a store window, as an exhibit. Bobby turned 
in a miniature slot machine, a gun, a pair of dice, and 
a whisky bottle. The teacher was wondering how she 
could tell him that his work could not be displayed in 
a Sunday School exhibit. But, her problem was quickly 



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solved when Bobby turned in a sign tliat lie had made 
which was to be displayed with the group. The sign 
read: "THE WAY OF THE UN-GODLY". 

Well, Bobby had a wise head upon his young should- 
ers. His exhibit would have been about complete had 
he added a deck of cards, a package of cigarettes, and 
a pair of slacks! 



MONUMENTAL NONSENSE! 

"I slept and dreamed, and lo, an angel led me to a 
land far more beautiful than any I had ever seen. . . 

"Children played everywhere. None were crippled 
or unhappy. There were none from across the tracks. . . 
There were no hospitals, no jails, no police, no crime, 
no tears. 

"Then I cried out, 'Take me back! The land is beauti- 
ful but empty. Here one could win no victory, because 
there is nothing to defeat. Here one could have no 
real friends, because the flower of real friendship is 
watered with tears and blossoms only under the chill 
wind of adversity. Here there could be no character, 
because character stems from struggle. Here there 
could be no joy, because there is no sorrow.' " — Charles 
F. Banning, The Expositor. 

What monumental nonsense! What cunning deceit- 
fulness! What beautiful falsehood! Words, words, 
words, that would have us believe that the heaven- 
to-be, where "there shall be no more death, neither 
sorrow nor crying, neither shall there be any more 
pain", will be a "land beautiful but empty" — that the 
heaven promised us will be undesirable because there 
mil be no little children "crippled and unhappy" there 
— no filthy, vermin-ridden slums "across the tracks" — 
no hospitals with doctors digging into our vitals, cut- 
ting and sawing away at quivering flesh — no "jails" — 
"police", no "crime", no "tears"! 

Is this heaven? Yes. Then take me back where 
women weep and children sob and men groan and 
cripples hobble and slums stink and criminals fight 
and jails are filled! Where we ever strive to overcome, 
but never do — for to overcome would be heaven, and 
heaven is undesirable! If Charles F. Banning is right, 
and there can be "no joy because there is no sorrow," 
then there can be no love unless there is hate, no 
peace unless there is war, no beauty unless there is 
ugliness, no freedom unless there is slavery, no sanity 
unless there is insanity, no righteousness unless there 
is sin ! 

We only know that as long as there are thinkers like 
Mr. Banning, there at least should be hospitals for the 
mentally unbalanced! 



READ THIS LETTER! DONT FAIL! 

(If anyone doubts that the hating, persecuting heart 
cf Papal Rome has not changed since thousands of 
Christians were burned at the stake, and put to death 
in other horrible ways, let them read this letter which 
the editor received just before Christmas from one of 
our missionaries in the Argentine. 

And here is something interesting. In a magazine 
published by the Holiness people, we read the state- 
ment from one who is in a position to know that the 
opposition to the Protestant missionary work in South 



America emanates not so much from the priests in 
South America as from a subtle, cunning Roman Catho- 
lic hierarchy in the United States. That is interesting. 
Momentous days are ahead. 

Rev. Dowdy and his family have returned to the field. 
In the very near future two more fine young men, 
graduates of Grace Theological Seminary, together 
with their wives will be leaving for Argentina. Things 
should begin to move in Brethren missions when all ' 
these men are on the field. If the Roman Catholic 
priests want to know it, nothing that they could pos- 
sibly do would stir an interest and bring forth financial 
and moral support for our missionary work in Argen- 
tine more than for Rome to begin to exercise her old 
persecuting power. Brother Maconaghy is absolutely 
right in the thought that "the blood of martyrs is the 
seed of the church." We believe there is martyr stuff 
in the veins of our missionaries, and the devil will de- 
feat himself if he starts his old-time persecuting power 
into action. 

Here is the letter:— L. S. B.) 

La Carlota, Argentina 
December 1, 1944 
Dear Brother Bauman: 

You can imagine how we are rejoicing down here over 
the news that the Dowdys are already on their way to 
this land. It was just a week ago this past Wednesday 
that we received a letter from Paul, sent from Pensa- 
cola, Florida. According to it, they had already been 
traveling on the boat. We thought that perhaps they 
had stopped there to load and he took the opportunity 
to send the news. We are praying that the Lord may 
give them journeying mercies and bring them safely 
to us here. One gets all excited at the prospect of see- 
ing folks that have been so recently in the States. 

When I went over to Rio Cuarto to see the Sickels, 
Mr. Sickel said: "Well, it looks as if Paul will get back 
in time for the fireworks." And really. Brother Bau- 
man, it does look that way. Perhaps no one can really 
tell just what way this government is going; but one 
thing is certain, that it is accompanied by, or is 
accompanying, the Roman Catholic Church. Naturally 
such a circumstance brings more opposition and perse- 
cution for the cause of Christ here in this country. We 
are noticing it here in our towns in a tendency on the 
part of people to avoid us and to stop attendmg the 
meetings. They do this because of fear, since reprisals 
are the order of the day in dealing with those who do 
not agree with those in power. 

In Rio Cuarto the "Salvation Army" has a meeting 
place now. One evening while the captain was bring- 
ing the message, who should enter and stand in the 
doorway but one of the Franciscan monks. But he did 
not remain quiet. Instead, he interrupted the speaker, 
insulting him as well as the evangelicals in general. 
Finishing, he said, in a form of a threat, that soon 
none of the evangelicals would be allowed on Argentme 
soil. 

Well, it does begin to look like a systematic effort to 
run us out. Before leaving Rio Cuarto to return here. 
Brother Sickel received word from Brother Gamarra 
saying that the authorities have ordered him to close 



JANUARY 6, 1945 



the work in Canada Verde and not return. That fol- 
lows the order to get out of "Italo," another town, with 
the tent. Well, there is Another Who has given orders, 
and we know that He has all power in heaven and 
earth, even here in Argentina. So we rest in the cer- 
tainty that no man is going to be able to get rid of 
the Gospel of the grace of God. They may force us 
out, but to get rid of the Gospel they will have to kill 
the believers who live here. And if they should take 
such severe measures, you know the result. The blood 
of the martyrs is the seed of the Church. 

We wanted to let you know what our plans are, the 
Lord willing, in regard to our furlough. After talking 
things over with the Sickels, we have decided to re- 
main here until the first of April. In that way we per- 
haps can be of some help during the summer rush. 
There will be tent meetings (if permitted), camps, sum- 
mer vacation Bible schools', Christmas programs and 
General Conference; so we felt that it would be better 
to lend a hand here. Then we will have to pack our 
furniture, etc., get all necessary papers from the au- 
thorities, make arrangements for passage, and visit 
the different works on the field to have fresh infor- 
mation when we arrive in the States. We would like 
to know what you and the Board think of these plans. 

Here in Carlota we are not thinking about building 
as yet, owing to the uncertainty of things in this coun- 
try. We need a larger place, but will have to make the 
present one do until things are more defined. We 
desire to thank the Board for considering this project, 
and trust that soon things will change and make it 
possible. If ever there was a need of prayer, prayer and 
more prayer for this field, it is at the present. 
Yours in His blessed Name, 

Dorothy and Hill Maconaghy. 



WANT A DEFINITE WORK TO SUPPORT? 
HERE'S YOUR CHANCE! 

From time to time people have written to the 
Secretary-Treasurer of the F. M. S., asking for him to 
name some specific work for them individually, or lor 
some Sunday School class or Christian Endeavor So- 
ciety or church, to support. Sometimes we are at a loss 
to tell them just what specific work they can do ror 
the amount of money they have in hand. To support 
a missionary costs considerable money. Sometimes the 
individual or the Sunday School class is unable to rairo 
the price of supportng a missionary, or of building a 
church, or of providing for a school, or an automobile, 
or one of the many needs. Now, we have just learned 
where some money can be put in a way that certainly 
will be pleasing to the Lord and helpful to His work, 
and the total expense in this case will be $144.00. 

The editor is in receipt of a letter from Elder Clar- 
ence L. Sickel, Superintendent of our work in the 
Argentine, from which we will quote a paragraph and 
let Brother Sickel tell, in his own words, of the need. 

"Brother Bauman, do you have any money in 
The Student Fund? If so, we could use some 
$16 U. S. of it per month. We have sent one of 
the girls from our Hunica Church over to 
Rosario to attend the Baptist School for Girls, 
a school for Christian training. We know the 



girl, as well as the family. The girl has grown 
up in the Sunday School in our Hunica 
Church; and, from all reports, is very zealous 
for the Lord. She has felt the call for definite 
service for the Lord's work, so we decided lo 
send her to the school in Rosario. 

"The pastor of our work there. Brother 
Gamarra, spoke to me of sending her to this 
school, but at that time I told him that I did 
not have funds on hand for that special need. 
However, as it was time for the school to start, 
and in order for the girl not to miss a whole 
year, I told him that we would see what the 
reports were from the States, and in the mean- 
time would meet the expenses in one way or 
another. 

"So she is at present in the school. We have 
made no definite promises to her as to the 
future. 

"If you do not have any funds on hand, 
perhaps you could present the need to some 
individual or to a Sunday School Class. $16.00 
U. S., with the present exchange, takes care of 
all her expenses in the school for each month: 
50 pesos for instruction, board and room; 
10 pesos for miscellaneous expenses. This will 
be for the nine months of school." 

There you have it. Nine months, at $16.00 per 
month; that is, $144.00. That is the cost of supporting 
a fine, consecrated Spanish girl in Argentina to do 
work for Christ under the direction of the Foreign 
Missionary Society of the Brethren Church. 

Who knows, but that, in the turn of events, our North 
American missionaries may have to withdraw from 
that field and leave the work to the native pastors? 
V/hat a wonderful help this girl may then prove to be. 

It goes without saying that the girl who was born 
there, and grew up in an Argentine home, knows those 
people, their habits, their customs, , their heartaches, 
their hopes and their fears better than anyone from 
these United States of ours can ever know. 

Here is a chance to do vital work, a real work that 
God will bless. Now then, FIRST COME, FIRST 
SERVED. 




A crude little Caiholic chapel In the hills 



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FIRST IMPRESSIONS 

0^ ylW MiM4Xi*ui/UeA. o« Aj/^icxuft Sail 




Wayne Beaver 

Bozoum, French Equatorial Africa 
October 28, 1944 

Dear Brethren: 

Greetings, in tlie name of our blessed Lord and 
Saviour. This news bulletin from us is long overdue. 
Getting settled here in Africa has been a busy and 
interesting business, but we feel like old, established 
citizens now and it is time that we get some news to 
you. The Lord has been so good to us and we have so 
much to praise Him for. We want to thank you all for 
your prayers which followed us across the waters and 
have landed us safely in Africa. 

Two months and two weeks after we left Phila- 
delphia, we were here at home in Africa. That is good 
time even in peace time. We praise the Lord; He un- 
dertook for us each mile of the way. We asked the 
Lord for a safe trip; we didn't expect it to be especially 
pleasant. He answered, as always, with so much more 
than we asked or thought. We had one of the most 
blessed trips, I think, it could be possible to have. In- 
deed, some of the older missionaries aboard, who have 
crossed the ocean five or six times, said it was the most 
blessed and happy trip they had ever had. 

There were eighty missionaries on board all the 
way. Our fellowship with the Lord was wonderful. We 
had daily morning prayer services and nightly song 
services. We had children's meetings with English 
refugee children on the way from Philadelphia to Lis- 
bon, and many of the Portuguese were contacted in 
our evening meetings and personally. Souls were saved 
and many others touched, which we pray have accepted 
the Lord since. The atmosphere of absolute peace and 
confidence in the Lord touched many nervous and 
worried souls on board. 

We also would like to thank the Lord for wonderful 
saints that we met in our two weeks stay in Lisbon. 
That is such a difficult field, because of the almost 
universal hold of a pagan religion. Pray for the Chris- 
tians there, brethren. 

We will never forget our crossing, and blessed fel- 
lowship that we had together with the Lord. There 
were almost as many denominations as there were mis- 
sionaries, but we were one in Him. All loved the Lord 
and wished to serve Him. We thank Him that these 
friends, made for eternity, are remembering us in their 
various fields of service and we are remembering them. 
Heaven is going to be so wonderful, when the saints of 
all ages gather to worship at His feet. We thank you, 
brethren, for your prayers for us on the way, and, 
again, we praise our Lord for answering your prayers in 
giving such a blessed crossing. 



Mrs. Wayne Beaver 



Now to tell you of our first impression of Africa 
which we know you all want to hear. Our river-boat 
pulled around the last bend before Bangui at 7:00 A.M., 
August 26. We were all so excited; there were nine of 
our good Baptist neighbors with us on this last lap of 
our journey. We were all straining our eyes shoreward. 
Just after we rounded the bend, before we reached 
Bangui, we saw two figures standing out on a little 
point, waving us a hearty welcome. One of the ladies 
immediately recognized her husband, but we couldn't 
make out the other figure until we drew a little closer 
and the familiar black hair and mustache identified 
our Brother Jobson. Our hearts were certainly full as 
we saw "Home folks." Our journey was over. 

We remained a few days in Bangui on business. 
Bangui is quite a little city; it is laid out very prettily 
on the banks of the river. We set out for Yaloke on the 
thirty-first. On the way to Yaloke we saw one of the 
prettiest and largest falls I have ever seen. It is so 
lovely in its wil'd setting, with no sign of civilization 
around. The road is little more than a trail leading into 
it. As we turned the last little bend and saw it roaring 
and tumbling over the rocks under a heavy overgrowth 1 
of tangled vines and bushes, one has the feeling that 
he has discovered it all by himself. 

We arrived in Yaloke in late afternoon, and there re- 
ceived a royal welcome. About half of our entire staff 
Vv'as there; the Dunnings, Miss Tyson, Miss Emmert, 
Miss Byron, and Dr. Taber. It was wonderful to meet 
all the folks. We all talked as fast and long as we ^ 
could. They wanted to know all the news in the home- j 
land, and we wanted to know all about Africa. We cer- | 
tainly have a dear "Missionary Family" out here and ' 
we are happy to be a part of it now. 

We left Yaloke the next day after lunch for our last 
bit of traveling. We arrived in Bozoum in late afternoon. 
Brother Jobson sounded the horn way down the road. 
You can see quite a distance down the automobile 
road from the small hill on which the station sits. We 
turned up through the small workmen's village at the 
foot of the hill and on up and over the hill, and there 
was Bozoum station. A heart-warming sight met our 
eyes. Mrs. Jobson had the flags out waving from the 
veranda, the Christian, the American, and the Free 
French. She stood waving to us and the drive was lined 
with the station workmen and a large group of the 
children singing hymns. Home at last ! Our hearts and 
throats were so full we could hardly speak. Brother 
Jobson wanted us to say a few words to the folks in 
Sango, which Mrs. Hamilton had taught us in Semi- 
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JANUARY 6, 1945 



Bouca and Batangafo News 



Mrs. Lenore Wlllla 



August 28, 1944 

Since we are at Bantangafo for a few days — two, in 
fact — I will start with Batangafo news. 
We are initiating our new rest house this trip by 
staying in it for the first time. 
It is a one room mud building 
and is still in need of whitewash - 
ing, both inside and out. Also, 
window and door screens and 
shutters and doors are still 
absent. It is something like liv- 
ing in a fish bowl; but, at that, 
it is better than living in the old 
chapel building. There the people 
feel they have a right to the 
place, so come and go as they 
please. Here they at least stay 
outside. 

We are indeed glad for this little house, as it will 
give us a fairly comfortable place to live when we 
come here to work in this district. We hope to spend 
considerable time here in the near future. The mos- 
quitoes and other insects are worse here than any 
place else we have been in Africa. To have a screened 
house will be a big help in protecting ourselves from 
malaria and other insect-born diseases. 

The Christians here are in great need of bible teach- 
ing. They have heard the Gospel and have believed; 
but, having no resident missionary or native pastor to 
lead and teach them, they are easily led astray. They 
need to be taught how to live and walk as children of 
God, that they may bear a likeness to the One Who 
has begotten them. Nearly always when we come here 
Bob spends most of his time listening to the problems 
of the Christians. 

"What to do? What shall I tell them? How can I 
advise them?" is the constant cry of the missionary. 
How he needs patience, a knowledge of the Scriptures, 
and wisdom to apply them, only he himself and God 
knows. What would you do? 

Here is a young man — a Christian. He took a sup- 
posedly Christian girl for a wife. She refused to carry 
his water, to make his food, to work in his garden, and 
constantly jeered him because of the dowery price he 
paid for her. 

He whipped her, and she returned to her mother. 
Her mother, a professing Christian, encouraged her to 
go to other men, apparently for the cloth and money 
she herself received. The girl was perfectly willing to 
do as her mother wished. Finally the young husband 
brought the affair before the church and missionary. 
After much discussion, the girl was persuaded to go 
back to her husband. He was willing to take her back, 
in spite of her unfaithfulness to him. 

On the next trip the missionary heard the pathetic 
story: The young husband had contracted the dreaded 
social disease from his wife. The wife had gone back 



to her parents again, and the young husband wanted 
to know what to do. Should he be encouraged to try 
and make things right again and take her back? If he 
doesn't take her back, how long will it be before he 
will want to take another wife? And, if told he would 
be sinning to do so, he will no doubt take someone 
anyway. Celibacy is hardly known in this land. 

Bouca, October 27, 1944 

I didn't expect to be so long in getting the Bouca 
news written. Since the above writing, the Dunning 
family have been with us here and at Batangafo for a 
Bible Conference. It was a privilege and blessing to 
have them with us. The natives are still talking about 
it. The middle of this month Mr. and Mrs. Jobson and 
Mr. and Mrs. Foster were also with us for several days. 
Brother Jobson came to look over the work here at 
Bouca and at Batangafo, while the Fosters came to 
say good-by to their many black children in the Lord 
before going home to America. Those that missed see- 
ing them felt so badly they hardly knew what to do. 
The Lord has surely been gracious to us in sending 
other missionaries around to see us this year. There 
are special occasions in a missionary's life. Just now I 
am the only white woman at Bouca. 

The first of August we resumed our school work. 
Being limited to just teaching in the Sango, we thought 
there might not be so many children wanting to come 
(They have a desire for the French), but around 150 
children came right along at first. It was more than we 
could handle. After three months, around 100 are com- 
ing, which is a good number for us. We do not have a 
native monitor yet. Abraham and myself are doing 
most of the teaching. Abraham is the native pastor. We 
are forced to miss classes quite often because of other 
duties, but in spite of this difficulty the Lord is blessing 
us. 

Besides teaching to read the New Testament in the 
Sango, we are specializing in memory work and Bible 
story telling. They love memory work, and their ability 
along this line causes them and us much trouble when 
it comes to teaching them to read. For instance, the 
other day in class I gave one boy a certain line to read. 
He read every word wrong. Then I said to him: "Now 
look at your book good and read what is there instead 
of what is in you head." He did, and this time he read 
every word correctly. It wasn't a case of reading the 
wrong line first. It took less effort to give something 
from memory than to apply himself to the printed 
page. However, not all could have done as well as he 
did the second time. 

Lately some of our most faithful Christians have 
suffered severe trial in the loss of loved ones — a wife 
01 a husband, and Satan hasn't lost any opportunity in 
trying to ruin their testimony. The old men and old 
women of the village have tried to force them to return 
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be washed by the old women, or having devil medicine 
put on to keep the spirit of the departed dead from 
coming back to kill them. But these faithful ones are 
standing firm and strong for the Lord and bearing a 
fruitful testimony. Every Sunday finds many souls 
being saved for the Lord. 

The other Sunday evening after the preacher had 
preached his sermon, the last song had been sung, 
and the closing prayer offered, two lads came in and 
sat down on the front seat just as if it were the be- 
ginning of the service rather than the close. The 
preacher turned to them, saying: "When our wives 
prepare food, they always save a little back for anyone 
who might be late or a brother who might happen 
along. And then when they come she will bring out 
that which she has saved and offer it to them. I, too, 
have saved back some food for you." Whereupon he 
marched over to where the two boys were sitting and 
preached a sermon on salvation just for them. 

Just to show you a little of how these natives think, 
due, of course, to their uncivilized background and 
heathenism: The other morning, after reading in the 
sixth chapter of Mark, the story of the birthday party 
of Herod, and of how in the course of events the head 
of John the Baptist was brought in on a charger and 
given to the daughter of Herodias and she gave it to 
her mother, one of the women (the pastor's wife) then 
wanted to know if they ate it. No one in a civilized 
country would ever, ever think of asking a question 
like that. But here, where the people have been so 
long without a knowledge of the true God, and where 
such custom had been practiced, it was only natural 
for her to ask that question. 

Pray for us that God will be able to use us to teach 
Kis Word to these people. 



FIRST IMPRESSIONS 

(Continued from page 6) 
nary. We managed a few words and the natives were 
all so surprised and pleased. We surely thank the Lord 
for Mrs. Hamilton's work as it has been invaluable to 
us. 

We shook hands with everyone. My such a greeting! 
Each one clasped our hands so strong and smiled so 
big, our hearts opened wide right then. Brethren, if 
you could only see how they welcome the missionaries. 
They are so hungry for the Word, and the workers are 
£0 few. Those of you, whom the Lord has called, hurry 
out in answer to their prayers. 

After the natives left, the Jobsons introduced us to 
a thrill that we never dreamed of for some months after 
we were here, our own little home. A mud house, as 
we had always thought of, to be sure, but the prettiest 
little mud house you would ever want to see. And that 
is symbolical of everything that we have seen in Africa. 
It is all much prettier and nicer than we expected. 

I thought this land was going to be barren and 
altogether unlovely; the needy souls were the only 
thing that looked lovely to us from the other side. But 
we have been surprised all along the way. The jungle 
country, which we pass through on the way inland, 
is not the forboding, dense forest you expect, but in- 



stead it looks more like a large beautiful tropical gar- 
den. And the "bush country," in which our work is 
situated, isn't the barren wasteland of tall grass that 
I expected. Around us here, we look out over soft roll- 
ing hills with trees scattered about and an occasional 
cotton plantation. Everything is quite green now, as 
we have arrived in the rainy season. Bassai station 
looks out over a lovely panorama. You can see for 
miles over a floor of hills and valleys and small villages. 

All of our stations that we have seen are lovely. We 
have seen Yaloke, Bassai, Bellevue and of course 
Bozoum. How we appreciate the work of our early Mis- 
sionaries in planting trees and landscaping and mak- 
ing everything as pleasant and homey and comfortable 
as possible out here. We never realized that one could 
have such a nice little home here in the heart of 
Africa. 

Yes, the country is so much nicer than we ever 
thought. Indeed, it is hard to realize all of the disease 
and dangers and evil that it harbors. But it truly is 
Satan's territory. The marks of sin that you see on 
some of these people are almost unbelievable. In con- 
trast, what jewels we have seen among some of the 
Christians. Some of the children most dear to our 
Lord's heart, I know, are right here in Africa. Their 
faith is so simple and great. They have so little of this 
life and so much against them of heathendom and di- 
sease and poverty. 

The hunger of the Christians for the Word has been 
the thing that has gripped us the most, I believe. Both 
of us now have reading classes in the morning, and 
the way they listen to our faltering explanations make 
us hungry for the time when we can break the Word 
to them aright. The native elder here, Noel, said to 
Brother Jobson, "Let us do all that we possibly can of 
your work, so that you will be able to give as much time 
as possible to teaching us the Word, so that we can 
carry it forth to our people." Two of the Bible School 
boys, when they were returning home, said, "If any 
more missionaries come, remember we haven't any in 
our subdivision." Their subdivision is one of about 
35,000 people. There are two of such size that are sup- 
posed to be under this station's care, among many 
others. The same thing is true of all of the stations. 
We have so much of this land that the Lord has given 
to us, that we haven't even been able to really touch 
yet. There are so many thousands without the Word, 
and so few of us to break it. 

Pray, brethren, that the Lord will give strength and 
wisdom to the few that we are here. But, above all. 
pray that many others will hear His call to this land. 
■We were discouraged to hear that no more would be 
coming right out. But this is His work, and He knows 
the need and is ever faithful. Pray much that His will 
will be done here and the work that He has given us 
wOl be accomplished, in His strength that He might 
find us faithful when He comes. 

There is so much more that we would like to tell you, 
but we will have to write more often and less lengthy. 
Our love and prayers are with you all. Pray for us. 
In His Marvelous Grace, 

Dorothy and Wayne Beaver. 
I John 2:28. 



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JANUARY 6, 1945 




Miss Estella Myei 



MY TRAVELOGUE 

By Miss Estella Myers, French Equatorial Africa 

The past month I have been staying with Mrs. Ken- 
nedy at BeMiller. We have had a blessed time to- 
gether itinerating among the Kabba people. How eager 
they are to hear the Word. The 
desire they have to learn to 
read greatly encourages those 
who teach them. The women 
also read and teach others. 
How the natives like to sing. It 
seems that they have extra 
fine voices' up here. These 
people know how to suffer for 
His sake also, a^id testify to .His 
name when persecuted or 
whipped because they will not 
give up their belief in the Lord. 
When we visit other stations 
and do not know the language of the people we use 
the trade language with an interpreter. The women 
and children do not understand this trade language, 
Sango, well and it is necessary that they hear the 
message in their ovni language. 

As we were returning from our last trip, we arrived 
in a village where they told us that a large elephant 
had died in their manioc patch not far away. We all 
went to see the animal and it surely was a large one. 
We seldom see them out here, although we see their 
tracks and hear their voices in the distance while 
traveling through the jungle. The natives' have a pro- 
verb "You follow an elephant you will never see cold." 
This means that you will have enough fire wood for 
the night, for they break down the wood as they travel. 
To see their feet one sees clearly how they could break 
down every thing in their way. 

The very poisonous snake lives up here also. When a 
native is bitten they are brought to the station, a hypo- 
dermic of permanganate is given, at the place where 
the patient is bitten and another up above the knee. 
If they do not have this treatment they begin to bleed 
from the mucous membranes, blood comes from the 
eyes, nose, ears, etc., until they bleed to death. How 
well God cares for the missionaries up here. . . Miss 
Bickel and I have not been back home long, since we 
went to the Cape for a vacation. We enjoyed our trip 
down on the railroad and river boats, seeing the coun- 
ti y as we traveled south. It took us six weeks to make 
the trip. We stopped at the Victoria Falls and feasted 
on this wonderful piece of handiwork of God. The two 
days spent there were a real rest. The hotel is con- 
sidered the best on this side of Cairo. The railroad put 
us in their hotel and we certainly were served in great 
style. We visited the natural park and saw the large 
giraffes there. Beside the falls is a wonderful statue of 
David Livingstone. It is placed at the place where he 
discovered the falls. 

When we arrived in Cape Town we went to the Mur- 
ray Missionary Home where the missionaries go. They 
cannot take all the missionaries, but they take you in 



for a while until you can find a place. One is permitted 
to be there three months. How we did enjoy the fruit. 
Vv'e spent six weeks at the Nurses' Home at Hermanus, 
a sea side town about 85 miles from Cape Town. It is 
the place where the wealthy people retire. The air was 
great. God was good to permit us to be there for a 
while. The sea was on one side of us and a mountain 
on the other. . . the town is beautiful. We took walks 
and looked over in the beautiful gardens of the people. 
Most every home has a wall around their grounds. 
A missionary came from the Inland African Mission 
and told of her experience of how God had wonderfully, 
delivered her from "self". She spoke from the sixth 
chapter of Romans. But the doctrine is all through the 
Scriptures: to be dead to "self". A little revival started 
among the missionaries and one by one we entered 
into the victorious life. When it became a living reality 
to me that Jesus took me, my sinful flesh which I in- 
herited from Adam, and in that flesh I was crucified 
with Him; by faith I identified myself with Him on 
the cross and was buried with Him and arose with Him 
into newness of life. Oh, the peace that ruled in my 
heart and the joy that flooded my soul. The glorified 
Christ has come into control of my whole being, and 
I praise His name. Gal. 2:20 is mine now. Oh why 
should one drag around self when it is a cursed thing, 
and any work done through the energy of the flesh is 
not recognized by God, but rather condemned. How 
gracious God has been to me in the past, how long 
suffering and patient. How He has led me and worked 
for me, especially in relation to the translating of the 
New Testament in the Karre language. I gave myself 
up to Him in this work. Just as He worked on the 
translations now He is to do all things that He asks 
me to do, for He is my life. His righteousness. His vic- 
tory. His love. His faith is mine, for I am His and He 
is mine. The blessing is for any one who is undone and 
reckons themselves dead mdeed unto sin but alive 
unto Christ. It is in the Word; take it by faith and 
Christ comes to meet you. 

I have been preaching this truth every chance I get. 
The natives see with their eyes better than they hear 
with their ears. I Illustrate this truth by fixing up a 
chair like a throne. Beside the throne is a cross and at 
its side is a basket that is the grave. For self I have a 
dirty rag. To begin with the ragged "rag," self, is on the 
throne in the heart. As I speak I take the rag and put 
it on the cross where Jesus took our sinful self and 
there it was crucified with Him. Then to the grave it 
goes to stay. Since self is off of the throne Christ is 
King and can reign in the heart. God is blessing and 
I praise Him. 

We are praying for a revival and know that it will 
come when that which has been hindering is taken 
away. He can make any mountain a plain. By faith 
we walk and nothing is too hard for Him to do. He 
works for any one who does not resist Him. The strong- 
holds will be pulled down. Keep on praying. . . There 
is someone who gave $300 to me— report anonymous. 
Will you share this letter with them. I am sending 
copies to all who gave to me— grouping a bit since I do 
not know the addresses of these in the Long Beach 
church. 







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NEWS i^<^^ KaU)jala4id 

BeMiller, Paoua, F. E. A. 
September 5, 1944 

Dear Friends, 

At long last, the way has opened for me to visit one 
of our chapels here in Kabbaland. I hope to spend a 
week with them if the Lord so wills. I may have to 
stay longer than a week which 
would suit me, but I must get 
back to prepare for Miss Ty- 
son's coming. She is spending 
the month here, to care for some 
special medical treatments. 

We haven't been able to do 
all we would like to do because 
of the garden work. The cotton 
gardens are not yet completed. 
But we have had some good 
times with most of the village 
Mrs. Minnie Kennedy leaders and have also had serv- 

ices every evening. We had several children's meetings 
too. We had hoped to have them every morning but 
they had to help in the gardens too. 

We prepared some lessons on prayer taken from Nor- 
man Harrison's book on "His in a Life Prayer." I re- 
ceived so much help and strength from it, I felt they 
would too. We made mimeograph copies so that each 
leader could have a copy of his own to study at home. 
We had to cover the lesson rather hurriedly but they 
can take their time in going over them at home. Just 
a little help gives them new encouragement in their 
work. They all seemed to enjoy the short time we had 
together. There were about twelve who were able to 
be there. The Lord will bless His Word to their hearts. 
They do need our prayers; their trials, testings and 
temptations are great and fierce, but we praise the 
Lord that He that is in them is greater than he that 
is in the world. 

This is the height of the rainy season but we are 
having a very exceptionally dry "rainy" season this 
year. We haven't been hindered by rain so far. 

The little house I am staying in belongs to the lead- 
er's helper. He was just married last week but his 
bride remained with his father. Now she has arrived 
and I'm in her new house. But she said she was happy 
to have me sleep here. The leader's wife is happy to 
have the company of another woman too. 

The bride is a very pretty little lady. She has the 
most beautiful eyes and what they call, a million-dollar 
smile, with a big dimple in her cheek. I hope she 
proves to be a great help in the work. She seems very 
interested. 

Her little house is built of mud block, about 12 feet 
in diameter, with a little doorway one and a half feet 
wide and about five feet high. No windows at all. It 
is high enough to permit one to stand upright with 
ease. The houses used to be so low that one couldn't 
begin to stand up straight except right in the middle, 
but that was always the fire place. I had room enough 
to set up a cot, a table and chair, and a rack to hold 



my other things, with a little room to turn around. The 
floor is pounded hard which makes it so much easier 
to keep clean. The door is just a mat held in place by 
a stick. The veranda is so low that I have to stoop 
quite low to get in and out. That's good exercise. I 
don't have to waste time on my daily dozen! The worst 
part was the running water every time it rained, but 
praise the Lord, it didn't leak where the cot stood. 
Everywhere else it dripped quite freely. 

This is lion country, right close to a river. They say 
the lions are not a bit bashful but so far we have had 
no special visit from them. You can hear them down 
by the river and we hope they stay there. Night be- 
fore last we were visited by the driver ants. They got 
into the chicken house and almost ate up a little 
chicken before they were discovered. They surrounded 
my house but didn't come in. Last night a wild cat 
visited the chickens and killed three mother hens. The 
poor little peeps look so forlorn especially since it is 
raining this morning. 

I'm afraid I'm going to have some other undesir- 
ables too. Nothing less than bedbugs, but T\\ soon get 
rid of those. 

I must tell you about the Sunday service at the sta- 
tion last week. There must have been over 500 people 
out all together. We had separate service for the chil- 
dren. There were 190, and 25 accepted the Lord. In 
tlie after service, ten couples came forward to receive 
the Lord's blessing as they started out in their journey 
together. It was quite a sight to behold. They were all 
very happy because some had waited six months for 
this happy event to take place. And we were just as 
happy for them. If I could tell you all the details, I 
know you would be happy for them too.. 

I must close for this time, trusting that you may be 
enjoying the Lord's richest blessings daily. 

Yours in Him for these in Africa, 

Minnie Kennedy 



THE WATERS SHALL NEVER OVERFLOW 

Is there any heart discouraged as it journeys on its 

way? 
Does there seem to be more darkness than there is of 

sunny day? 
Oh, it's hard to learn the lesson, as we pass beneath 

the rod, 
That the sunshine and the shadow serve alike the will 

of God; 
But there comes a word of promise like the promise 

in the bow — 
That however deep the waters they shall never over- 
flow. 
When the flesh is worn and weary, and the spirit is 

depressed, 
And temptations sweep upon it like a storm on ocean's 

breast. 
There's a haven ever open for the tempest-driven bird. 
There is shelter for the tempted in the promise of the 

Word; 
For the standard of the Spirit shall be raised against 

the foe, 
And however deep the waters they shall never overflow. 

Ricker. 



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BOZOUM 



By Mrs. Orville D. Jobson 



Dear Friends : 

We trust this letter will reach you in time to wish 
you all a very Happy and Blessed New Year. Truly, the 
eyes of the Lord are ever upon His children, from the 
beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. 

Perhaps it will encourage you to write us more often 
when we tell you that we now have regular mail serv- 
ice at the different stations. The DuJardin transport 
truck comes to Bozoum every Thursday and leaves Sat- 
urday. However, that doesn't mean that we get mail 
from the States every week. Yesterday when we sent 
our cyclist to the post office he returned with just two 
local letters. Then too, the "Clipper" is again flying 
from Leopoldville to the States every two weeks. It 
is crowded with passengers and many on the waiting 
list. It too carries mail, and our last air letters arrived 
in less than a month. Cheerio! Dear friends, we shall 
be waiting to hear from you! 

The Dunnings have booked passage on the plane; 
and, the Lord willing, they expect to leave Bangui No- 
vember 8 for America. Let us remember them in 
prayer, especially that Marguerite may be completely 
restored to health again. 

We have received the good news that the Sheldons 
are now nearing our shores and will be with us for our 
yearly conference, which will be held Thanksgiving 
week at the Bellevue Station. We praise the Lord for 
their safe return to the field after their long absence. 

Brother and Sister Foster plan to leave for vacation. 
They will take the river boat November 11 at Bangui, 
and perhaps spend some time at the Cape. 

We are so happy to tell you that the Beavers are now 
able to teach the different classes. Each morning 
Wayne has a class with the workmen and Dorothy has 
the women's class after the regular morning service. 
Wayne not only studies Sango, but much of his spare 
time is spent in making furniture for their little mud 
house. He just completed a box for the icyball unit, 
which was no easy task. 

Last week-end Mr. Jobson and Mr. Beaver spent a 
few days at Bassai Station caring for the church roll 
and holding services for the Karre. The attendance 
at the different chapels has kept up well during the 
rainy season. However, as the dry season approaches 
m.any of the Christians must work in their cotton gar- 
dens and will be away from their villages for some time. 

Many of the Christians are suffering with colds and 
sore throat. So often during the damp rainy days and 
nights they do not have the necessary blankets to keep 
them warm; and when one member of the family gets 
a cold, all are sure to follow. 

Luke 2:7, 11. 




OUT OF 

THE 

EDITOR'S MAIL BAG 



Rev. Harold Dunning, wrote from Bangui, Africa, 
under date of November 14, 1944, to "Dear Folks;" as 
follows: 

"We have left Yaloke and are on our way home. . . 
We are coming by plane but cannot get a plane direct. 
P'rom Bangui we go to Lagos, Nigeria; from Lagos we 
go to Monrovia in Liberia; from Monrovia we cross 
the ocean to Brazil; we change planes twice in Brazil 
and then arrive at Miami. We have no idea when we 
will arrive because travel is so uncertain and it is 
impossible to reserve a seat on these planes ahead of 
time. We will arrive when we arrive. We are coming 
home because of Marguerite's health. . . Please pray 
much for her that the Lord will really undertake for 
her on this trip." 

Sibley Edmiston, a member of the First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach, California, is in the service of 
our country in Italy. He has written a letter to his 
mother revealing the spirit of Roman Catholicism as 
it exists in Italy. The letter will throw light upon the 
foes that our missionaries have to face in the Argentine 
as well. The heart of Rome changes not. Even the 
priests are fond of saying that. If they dared, they 
would manifest the same persecuting spirit that that 
church manifested in the dark ages. But, we quote 
from Brother Edmiston's letter: 

"Today is certainly a time when we need to know our 
power and standing footage against Satan, because he 
is certainly at work to stop all blessing from reaching 
lost souls and humanity. After seeing the priests go in- 
to action against the street meeting last Sunday, I am 
convinced that Satan is using all his powers to confuse 
those who believe or want to believe in the true Gospel 
of light. After our Italian friend had finished preach- 
ing from the Evangel (Gospel), a priest who had been 
patiently listening stood up and said the following: 
'Citizens, these are the Protestants. They have come to 
take you away from the religion of your childhood. 
They are nothing but wolves in sheep's clothing. Now, 
beg of your Mother Mary that she will forgive us this 
great sin of listening to them.' Then he got all the 
people to repeat some well known church prayer. He 
said: 'We know that this Jesus is both God and Man. 
We know that He came to take away sin. . .' I am not 
just sure of all else he said, but this much I could 
understand. He also had several men with him, some in 
front of the people by him, and others mixed in the 
crowd stirring up their emotions as he spoke. One of 
the men behind him looked almost crazy, and he would 
cry loudly: 'Papa, Papa', with tears streaming down 
his face. And then all the people would give assent 
and remove their hats. 

"Italian people, like the Jews, are very emotional. 
They did maintain pretty sensible reasoning all the 
while, though, because a Salvation Army Italian woman 
was speaking against him as he spoke and they almost 
left hearing him to hear her a couple of times. But 



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they have a great fear down in their hearts for the 
Cf.tholic church's teachings. If they, and we too, could 
only be so stirred to return to Jesus, only asking for- 
giveness, rather than to the pope and the creeds of any 
religion, how much better." 

In the editor's mail, as we are about to go to press, 
comes a letter from an army officer, well known to the 
editor, who is in his country's service in Burma. Here 
is a bit of heartbreaking information having to do 
with Protestant missionary work in that part of the 
world. He says: 

"It's so maddening and heart-breaking to face the 
facts of this world as they actually are. On the other 
hand, I've met about two or three very well educated 
Indians who are about the finest men I've ever met. 
One of these, a former member of the highest caste in 
India, told me some sad facts about the Baptist mis- 
sionaries in his district— the Garo hills, which is all 
Baptist now. It seems they are preaching one life and 
living another on the Q.T., such as selling cigarette.s, 
owning liquor stores, etc., and worse. He is quite 
shaken by it himself, but not nearly so much as all of 
the common illiterate natives who are now turning to 
the Catholics in a positive state of shock. This is hap- 
pening, only very slowly. The ordinary native, for the 
most part, doesn't know yet that anything is amiss." 

Surely, missionaries like that must be the exception 
to the rule, even though they do happen to be sent 
out by denominational mission boards that are in the 
clutches of modernism. One sure thing, if ever such a 
report would come to the Foreign Missionary Board of 
The Brethren Church concerning any of its mission- 
aries, there would be an immediate investigation; and 
if the guilt were substantiated, some missionaries 
would lose their jobs. But, we refuse to believe we have 
missionaries whose lives are not, in themselves, ser- 
mons to the heathen. 

Dr. Paul R. Bauman, son of the editor, just received 
a letter from one of the boys in the service in Belgium. 
Here is a significant quotation from his letter: 

"I sorely wish all those strikers in defense plants in 
the States were over here in the front lines so that 
every last one of them could be mowed down by the 
Germans. If anything makes American soldiers over- 
seas mad, it is to read of civilians at home striking, 
regardless of what they may be striking for." 

That is pretty strong language, but we might as well 
know how the boys, who are out there standing in snow 
and sleet and rain in the ditches and in the foxholes, 
on their paltry pay, standing face to face with death, 
feel when they read of the men at home, already hav- 
ing the largest wages ever paid to American workmen, 
and still striking for more and more. There are going 
to be things said, and said in strong language, when 
these boys come marching home. 

Sam Doney is a member of the First Brethren Church 
of Long Beach. For several years he has been living 
at 258 Congress St., Mobile 16, Alabama. Sam is one of 
the most loyal Brethren we have ever known; and, 
while he attends services at another church, due to 
the fact that there is no Brethren Church in Mobile, 



or, for that matter, anywhere in the Deep South, yet 
Sam remains true to the faith once for all delivered 
unto the saints. Most of his work apparently is spent 
in a city mission in Mobile. 

In a recent letter to the editor, who is also his pastor. 
Brother Doney says: "I thoroughly enjoyed the Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald of November 18. One article 
especially sounds so much like my dear old pastor's 
voice, speaking from a heart made strong by faith in 
a risen Saviour. God bless the men who are not afraid 
to preach the message of Grace. ('The Cowardice of 
Expediency', page 699.) Another article by Brother L. 
L. Grubb, page 711, thrilled my soul, for I have traveled 
over very nearly all the south and am well acquainted 
with the people and their needs. For years I have been 
praying for a colored Brethren Church, and have 
prayed much that the Lord would raise up an intelli- 
gent young colored fellow who could qualify for the 
great privilege of a Brethren ministry here. I believe 
the Lord has answered my prayer, for I have found one 
of the finest, and I believe one of the most separated 
and consecrated young fellows one could expect to find 
any place. He is fearless and bold, well educated and 
on fire for the Lord. He is being persecuted by many 
cf his people because of his completely separated life 
and his bold stand against sin. I am requesting that 
this man be held up before the Throne of Grace; and, 
should God so desire, this fine, young, colored man may 
be the first to preach the Brethren message in the 
Deep South." 

While we are giving a full Gospel to the colored 
people in the heart of Africa, is it reasonable that we 
should forget that it is also our duty to give that same 
full Gospel to the colored people here at home? Let 
us pray for this lad. Who knows but that God is lead- 
ing him out to start a Brethren mission work among 
the colored people of the "Deep South". 



Dr. Floyd Taber wrote from Bellevue, F. E. A., on 
July 26 to say: 

"^y heart skipped several beats when I read 
that you have several men in mind as possible 
doctors on this field. I am feeling more and 
more keenly my insufficiency for the task, first 
of course as to its extent, but even more from 
the standpoint of all the branches of knowl- 
edge and skills that I am lacking. If the Lord 
would just give us a real doctor to take charge 
of the hospital, so that I could be a roustabout, 
covering the field, ferreting out beginnings of 
disease in members of the body of Christ, so 
they could be sent to the hospital before it is 
to late — that is the longing of my soul. May 
the Lord send HIS man. Let him KNOW God 
has called him here. Otherwise he will find 
plenty of discouragement to make him give up 
before he has been here long. I believe God 
has the man — at least one. Be sure. Then send 
him at once. The need does not wait." 
The editor can only say that it is his fervent prayer 
that God shall give us a medical missionary — a full- 
fledged doctor — for our African field as soon as pos- 
sible. The need is great. 



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THE TRUE RELIGION 

(Translation of a pamphlet distributed among the school children. It is gotten up in an attractive form, 
calculated to catch the children's eyes, having a much-valued print of St. Peter on the cover. It isn't 
much wonder that we are finding it increasingly difficult to hold the children in our Sunday Schools who are 
not from Christian homes. — Loree Sickel). 



Be on the alert! Dear people, be on the alert, all of 
you who are upright and thoughtful and know how to 
appreciate the great value of the knowledge and prac- 
tice of true religion for your family, your country and 
society as a whole. 

There is a plot, powerful and to be Reared, because of 
the millions of dollars at its disposal — to protestantize 
all good Christians and Catholics of the Argentine and 
other South American republics. Be on the alert, then, 
with the preaching of these conspirators, with their 
schools, with asylums, their Christian associations, and 
with all that has to do with them; because any of these 
things might serve as the hook to catch you more easily 
and snatch from you the treasure of inestimable value 
ot the true religion. 

What is Protestantism? In a few words, it is the sect 
invented in the sixteenth century by Martin Luther, 
an apostate monk, a proud and dishonest man, and 
a few others more or less of the same class, who, under 
the pretext of reforming the Catholic Church, rebelled 
against her. In order to do this, they disowned the 
Pope and the authority of the Church, the confession 
and the communion, mass and purgatory, and even — 
oh, horrible! — of the most sacred Virgin, of the marri- 
age sacrament and ecclesiastic celibacy; in a word they 
disowned all that disturbed them and was in the way 
of their desires and passions. 

How is it that Protestants call themselves Christians? 
They call themselves that, but they are not — far from 
it! Yes, they talk much of Jesus Christ and of the 
Gospel, but it is to make profits and ignorant fools. So, 
they are satisfied that Christ should have died, shed- 
ding His blood for us and for our sins. They are so 
satisfied, indeed, that they say we need nothing more; 
that now there isn't anything more that we have to do, 
or anything that we have to worry any more about. 
They say that we are not to bother ourselves about our 
bad lives nor our sins, nor do penitence for them, nor 
confess them, or in behalf of the dead. 

It is all in vain that the Bible, Jesus Christ, and the 
Gospel talk of and preach the necessity for penitence 
and good works. These gentlemen take the Bible and 
the Gospel, focus on them their own free and careless 



examination; and as those things are not pleasing to 
them they close their eyes and shout: "Out with it! 
That isn't the truth; that has been added on. Out 
with it!" 

But, are there Protestants of good faith? Among the 
humble people, who are not able to study things 
thoroughly, there are. Among the educated and the 
thinking people, who serenely and without passion 
study the origin and doctrine of Protestantism, there 
cannot be. These either come over to Catholicism, as 
many and many have done, or become indifferent or 
materialistic. 

Why is it, then, that some Catholics become Protest- 
ants? Always because they have before been bad 
Catholics — some for selfish reasons and interests— 
never for better or to be more virtuous, etc. It was 
Erasmus who, in his time, said: "Show me one single 
man whom the new gospel has made more sober, more 
honest, etc. In turn I will show you hundreds who have 
been made worse." Luther himself, leader of the 
Reformation, lamented the fact that his followers were 
more selfish, more sensuous, less charitable, etc., than 
when they were Catholics. 

In brief: If you would be good, honest, virtuous, a 
good Christian, etc.; then you must not have anything 
to do with the pastors nor with Protestant societies; 
nor with their Bibles nor their books, nor their leaflets 
that talk about faith without works, and of confidence 
in the blood of Christ without the Confession, nor the 
Communion, nor the invocation of the most Holy Virgin 
and of the saints; without the marriage sacrament, 
v/ithout mass, without the Pope, and without priests 
that do not have a wife, etc. 

Be a real Christian ! Know and love Christ and learn 
His doctrine, because Christ is the only Saviour of men. 
And, His doctrine, studied and practiced as the Catho- 
lic Church teaches it (She is the only Church of Christ) 
will make all, good and honest, just and charitable, in- 
dustrious and resigned in our work. She, alone, is the 
one that can teach us to live well and die in peace, look- 
ing forward with full assurance to our eternal reward. 

(Printed with ecclesiastical permission) 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR 
DEPARTMENT 



PROGRAM FOR JANUARY 14 

By Arthur N. Malles 

SUBJECT: "HELPS FOR YOUNG CHRISTIANS." 

SCRIPTURES: I John 2:6; Col. 3:17; I John 2:28; 3; 

2-3. 

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study is to help sincere 

Christians to decide between right and wrong in 

their daily lives. 
SUGGESTIONS TO THE LEADER: 

1. Christians are "little Christs" and should live like 
Christ. 

2. The Christian does not have power in himself to 
live a Godly life, but the Holy Spirit Who is in him 
is his power— I Cor. 6:19-20. 

3. The Bible was given to us to be a GUIDE, our 
decisions as to what is right or wrong must be based 
upon the Bible. 

4. Sincerity is important, you will be the kind of a 
Christian you want to be. What kind do you want 
to be? What kind are you? 

5. Here are some "helps" for sincere Christians: 

TOPIC ONE: "What would Jesus do?" 
Scripture: I John 2:6. 

1. To the saved Jesus is an example. 

2. The serious question, "What would Jesus do about 
this matter" will tell us what we should do in most 
cases. 

3. Apply this to some experiences from your own life 
and see what decision must be made. 

TOPIC TWO: "Can I do it in the name of the Lord 

Jesus Christ?" 
Scripture: Col. 3:17. 

1. Read the above Scripture carefully. 

2. Anything we cannot do in Jesus' name must be left 
undone. 

3. Name some things you can and cannot do in His 
Name. 

TOPIC THREE: "After doing it, can I get on my knees 

and thank Him for it?" 
Scripture: Col. 3:17. 

1. Read the latter part of the above verse. 

2. The Christian should do nothing that he cannot 
thank his Lord for. 

3. Try this test on your life, can you thank Him for 
your close friends, your amusements, your speech, 
etc. 

TOPIC FOUR: "What if Jesus comes while I am doing 

it?" 
Scripture: I John 2:28. 

1. Jesus is coming at any minute, probably when we 
least expect Him. 

2. Read I John 3:2-3. 

3. This is the "purifying hope". We should so live that 
if Jesus came at any minute we would not be 
ashamed. 



PROGRAM FOR JANUARY 21 

What the Brethren Communion Service Can Mean 
to a Young- Person 

Too many young people in our churches, when a 
communion service is announced, take the attitude; 
"Aw, that's for the old folks. There's nothing there for 
me." Or some others might say, "Well, I guess I ought 
to go, but I'd rather see the game, or go to the party, 
cr something else." There seems to be nothing attract- 
ive about the service to so many young people. Perhaps 
the real trouble lies in the fact that we want the 
church to amuse us, rather than to help us. If we have 
the right attitude of heart and mind, the Brethren 
Communion service will be one to which we look for- 
ward with real anticipation. Let us look for a moment 
at its teachings. 

I. CLEANSING BY CHRIST— THE FOOT-WASH- 
ING SERVICE. The Bible teaches us that we need 
daily cleansing from sin. I John 1:8, 9. It teaches us 
also that this cleansing is provided by Christ, through 
the Word. Eph. 5:25b, 26. The foot- washing service is 
a type of this daily cleansing from sin. Even as the 
oriental, although freshly bathed, needed to have his 
feet washed after walking along dusty path5 with open ■ 
sandals, so we, although saved, need daily cleansing 
from the defilement of sin. 

II. FELLOWSHIP WITH CHRIST — THE LOVE 
FEAST. All the gospel accounts give evidence that the 
Lord Jesus ate a meal with his disciples in the upper 
room when he instituted the ordinances that we Breth- 
ren practice. And church history confirms the fact 
that the early church observed this symbolic meal as 
a part of the communion ordinances. Is it not fitting 
and logical that we, having been cleansed by Christ, 
can have real fellowship with Christ? I Cor. 11 : 18-34 and 
Jude 12 indicate that there were abuses of this ordi- 
nance and the fellowship it pictured in the early 
church. These abuses we need to avoid. We need also 
to remember that true fellowship is maintained by 
walking in the light. I John 1:7. 

III. UNION WITH CHRIST— THE BREAD AND THE 
CUP. Matt. 26:26-29. Having been cleansed by Christ, 
and enjoying fellowship with Him, it is logical that we 
be truly united with Christ. The partaking of the 
bread and the cup symbolize this union. As these ele- 
ments are assimilated into our bodies, and become our 
flesh and blood, so may Christ be assimilated by our 
spirits, that he truly become a part of us, and seen ir 
us. Once we recognize the truth that "Christ liveth in 
me," Gal. 2:20, and act accordingly, we are on our 
way to truly victorious living. These elements remind 
us of the cost of salvation— Christ's death on the cross. 
They remind us also of the call of salvation — "be not 
conformed to this world, but be transformed"— into 
His image. They also remind us of the culmination of 
salvation — His coming to receive us to Himself, for He 
said, "This do — tUl I come." 

So you see, there is a wealth of meaning in the com- 
munion service, and we as young people need its teach- 
ings. And if we love Him, we will want to meet with 
Him at this service at every opportunity. He said, "This 
dc, in remembrance of me." 



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JANUARY 6, 1945 



PROGRAM FOR JANUARY 28 

By Kenneth Ashman 

Subject— "My TESTIMONY— WHAT DOES CHRIST 

MEAN TO ME?" 
Scripture — John 1:1-14. 
Purpose — The purpose of this study is to discover what 

Christ means to us in the light of John 1:1-14. 
Suggestions to Leader — (1) "The Word" in John 1:1 

refers to Christ. Point out the Deity of Christ — He 

is God. 

2. Thoughts are expressed by means of words. Christ 
is God's "word-picture" to us. 

3. Christ utters God in Creation— 

4. Christ utters God in Teaching— 

5. Christ utters God in Incarnation— 
C. Christ utters God in Judgmentr- 

The above suggested outline from F. B. Meyer will 
be the basis for the topics of this lesson. 

Topic One— CHRIST UTTERS GOD IN CREATION- 
HE IS MY LIFE. 
Scripture — John 1:3-15. 
Question — What can Christ, as LIFE, do for me? 

1. As Life, He explains the problem of all things — 
where I came from. 

2. As Life, He explains the purpose of all things — how 
I should live. 

3. As Life, He explains the plan of all things— What 
I should believe. 

Therefore — "The Lord is my life and my salvation." 

Topic Two— CHRIST UTTERS GOD IN TEACHING- 
HE IS MY LIGHT. 
Scripture — John 1:6-10. 
Question— What can Christ, as LIGHT, do for me? 

1. As Light, He dispels the doubts of life — Read 2 Tim. 
1:12. 

2. As Light, He dispels the darkness of life — Read 
John 3:19-21. 

3. As Light, He dispels the dross of life — Read 1 John 
1:5-9. 

Therefore — Christ is to us what the sun is to nature. 

Topic Three— CHRIST UTTERS GOD IN INCARNA- 
TION—HE IS MY LOVE. 

Scripture — John 1:11-14. 

Question — What can Christ as LOVE, do for me? 

1. As Love, He reveals the heart of God — Read John 
3:16; Mark 16:15. 

2. As Love, He reveals the hope of God — Read 1 John 
4:19; 2:15-17. 

K?. As Love, He reveals the home of God — Read John 
^ 1:1-6. 

Therefore — The incarnation was the heart of God 
breaking in love for sinners like you and me. 

Topic Four— CHRIST UTTERS GOD IN JUDGMENT- 
HE IS MY JUDGE. 

Scripture — 

Question — What can Christ, as JUDGE, do for me? 

1. As Judge, He cancels the sentence of ^in. 

2. As Judge, He cleanses the stain of sin. 

3. As Judge, He covers the scar of sin. 
Therefore— To the unbeliever, "The Word" becomes a 

Judge of a different nature. Read Heb. 9:23-28: 
Rev. 19:11-16. 



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A REPORT FROM THE POLMANS 

Limestone, Tennessee 

Since last reporting in these columns, when we were 
in the midst of a revival campaign, in our Brethren 
church at Limestone, Tennessee, the Lord has been 
more than good to us. A goodly number first-time con- 
fessions as well as rededications of life were made in 
this meeting. 

Visiting Brethren Students 

Having two weeks free — that Is, having no evange- 
listic meeting scheduled, we decided to visit our Breth- 
ren young people at Bob Jones college and William 
Jennings Bryan University. At both of these schools 
we were greeted like "Mom" and "Pop" by these our 
young people. It was a real joy to see so many of our 
Brethren young people so happy in their preparation 
for the Lord's service. At Bob Jones college we found 
thirty-two Brethren students. At William Jennings 
Bryan University we found twenty Brethren. The 
v/riter can surely recommend both of these institutions 
for our youth as well as for Brethren support with 
finances. 

Rollins, Virginia 

At Hollins, Virginia in our church. The Mountain 
View Brethren church, we spent one week in revival 
effort. Though but one week here the Lord blessed with 
three souls who made their first-time confession of 
the Lord, a mother and tv/o daughters about sixteen 
and eighteen years of age. All rejoiced in their coming. 
A very fine spirit was manifest in this church. Good 
attendance and a real interest in every service. I do 
not know of another church in our brotherhood that 
has the record that this church has. This church has 
had one pastor for over thirty-one years. Brother "Pat" 
and Mrs. "Pat" (Patterson) as they are known among 
these people are loved by the whole valley. Our broth- 
erhood hasn't heard very much of these two servants 
of God, but let me tell you when they get to heaven 
there will be many stars for their crown for this pati- 
ent and loving service at this place. While here we 
learned that brother "Pat" in the days before the auto- 
mobile walked many a time thirty miles round trip to a 
Brethren work at Red Hill, Virginia. After these many 
years of some real struggles at this place, our people 
there sold out their interest in a very nice brick church, 
which they shared for a good many years with a group 
of the Church of the Brethren. Our people there pur- 
chased a very fine school building, brick construction, 
which with very little changing will give them a much 
larger building than they ever had before. 
Public Schools Visited 

At most of our meetings we have had the opportunity 
to visit the grade and high schools. Here we presented 
the Gospel through magic and music to the delight cf 
hundreds in these assemblies. 

Sacred Concerts 

After a few sacred concerts at Buena Vista, Clear- 
brook, and Lexington, Virginia during the Christmas 
season we head southward to Lakeland, Florida where 
we are scheduled to begin a revival campaign with The 
First Baptist Church of that city. 

The Polman Evangelistic Party 
Leo, Leila and Elaine Polman 



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BUENA VISTA REVIVAL 

"The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we 
are glad" Psalm 126:3. 

Truly the Lord has done wonderful things for the 
First Brethren Church in Buena Vista, Virginia. We 
have just concluded a two week revival campaign with 
the Polmans, which undoubtedly was the greatest re- 
vival in this church since the present pastor has been 
on the field. 

We believe that this great revival was the result of 
the prayers of God's people before and throughout the 
meeting. A revival spirit was manifest two months 
before the meeting began. In our regular Sunday serv- 
ices, since the first of October, thirteen have confessed 
Christ as their Saviour. During the two weeks meeting 
with the Polmans, thirty-seven confessed Christ and 
eighty one rededicated their lives to the Lord. This 
was not a mass decision, for each individual came for- 
ward with a definite purpose. Several young people 
laid their all on the altar, presenting their lives for 
full-time Christian service. One young man and his 
wife intend to enter a Christian College in January 
with the anticipaton of entering into the ministry. A 
number gave up attending the movies and other 
worldly pleasures which had been defeating their lives. 
At least a dozen men and boys laid down their tobacco 
habit. Also several women gave up their cigarettes. One 
young man who was saved over a year ago has laid 
down his cigarettes. He had smoked since he was a 
boy. Someone outside the church noticed that he 
wd-sn't smoking any more and said to a member of the 
church, "What position does so and so hold in the 
church, I notice he has quit smoking." 

This revival has caused quite a stir in town. One 
day this week while I was in the barber shop, the barber 
said to me, "Say, you have had quite a revival in your 
church. So and so has gotten straightened out, I see. 
He used to come in here drunk but now he is sober. He 
cf.me in here the other day and paid a bill that he had 
made when he was drunk." The barber could see what 
the Lord Jesus Christ can do and did do in the life of 
this young man. At prayer meeting this week this same 
man was present and with a smile on his face testified 
how the Lord had saved and given him victory over 
the sins which had been in his life. Now he is happier 
than he has ever been. 

Wednesday night, following the revival, there were 
one hundred forty present in our praise and prayer 
service. For one half hour we listened to the testi- 
monies of many who told of what the Lord had done 
for them, and now they are having victory over sin. 

We had a record attendance in this meeting. One 
Sunday night there were three hundred, thirty-eight 
present and another Sunday night there were three 
hundred forty present. The average attendance for the 
two weeks was two hundred nine to each service. Chris- 
tians were revived and blessed, and souls were saved. 
Truly we thank the Lord for all these victories and 
blessings which He has given to us. 

Edward Bowman, Pastor. 




BRETHREN LAYMEN NOTES 

Since our organizing into a church body we at Grace 
Brethren have felt the need for some organization or 
club for boys from our neighborhood of school age. 
One day about six months ago Pastor Grubb received 
through the mail some literature concerning a boys' 
club called the Christian Service Brigade whose head- 
quarters are in Wheaton, Illinois. First, a committee 
was chosen from our Sunday school to study the merits 
cf this organization. We found that the center of their 
program was Christ with the Bible their guidebook 
throughout. 

Upon investigation we found that their program in- 
eluded handcraft, stunts, study, and memory verses of 
the Bible. Our first requirement was to secure a spon- 
sor. Our own Sunday School was chosen for this capac- 
ity. A business or governing body was chosen who in 
turn selected from our own group men who would 
make good leaders, teachers, and all-around good 
fellows with boys. 

To our first meeting very few boys came out and only 
those of our own church. Our attendance was very 
poor the first few meetings. Our committee met and 
prayed about the matter. Several of our own boys re- 
quested the local school teachers to announce the 
meeting in the classrooms. At the next meeting our 
prayer was answered with an attendance of 40 boys of 
school age. They were presented the program of the 
club along with its advantages. Since then our meet- 
ings have between 20 to 30 boys ranging from 9 to 12 
years of age. They were divided into squads of eight 
men, each having a flag of their choice. They are ad- 
vancing steadily, learning the meaning of fellowship 
and the results of working together with other boys. 
The club is open to all boys of all creeds. Our desire 
is that every church in the Brotherhood would see the 
need of such a club as the Christian Service Brigade 
in helping to get the boys of America off the streets 
and under Christian teachers and leaders. Any infor- 
mation concerning our work here may be had by writ- 
ing E. G. Reese in care of the Grace Brethren Church, 
First and Spruce Streets, Hagerstown, Maryland. 
R. F. Tewalt, Captain, Bat. No. 61. 



Rev. Michael Walsh "Irish Evangelist and Youth 
Leader" from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to speak at 
Brethren churches in California. 

January 1-14 — First Brethren Church, Whittier, Cali- 
fornia. 

January 15-30 — Second Brethren Church, Long 
Beach, California. 

February 1-14 — First Brethren Church, Tracy, Cali- 
fornia. 



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W. M. C. NUMBER 



January 13, 1945 






.... Though your sins be 
as scarlet, they shall be as 
white as snow .... Isaiah 
1:18. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




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D1SCIPILE$^|[> 



Body the Marks of the Lord Jesus" (Galatians 6:17). 



By Mrs. John M. Aeby, Editor 

A FAMILY ALTAR 

A necessity in every Christian home. Family worship 
is the time of sweetest fellowship for every member of 
the family. It is then we have fellowship with the 
Lord Jesus Himself. Our days are brighter and happier 
when we set aside such a time in our daily schedule. 
Are you enjoying this privilege of the saints? 

WALKING MORE CHRISTLIKE 

May we keep this in mind for the year 1945. May 
others really see Christ in us. In this way our testi- 
mony will count in bearing fruit for Him. "Live every 
day so that those who know you and don't know Christ 
will want to know Him because they know you." 



OUR MISSIONARIES 

Let's not forget them in daily prayer, they need our 
prayers whether on the foreign field or on furlough. 
We can have a share in the spreading of the Gospel In 
this way. 



OFFERINGS 

Remember objective number 12— Offerings must be 
sent in at designated time in order to receive proper 
recognition. These monies should be sent to Miss 
Donaldson, our National Financial-Secretary. Our 
second major offering for foreign missions should be 
sent in immediately after the February meeting. 



DIME CALENDARS 

Is yours filling up? Don't put it away and forget it 
until the end of the year. Get it out and check up on 
yourself. 



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WITH THANKSGIVING 

Job 42: 1-2. Then Job answered and said, I know 
that thou canst do everything. . . . 

1. Remember God's chosen people, the Jews. 

2. Remember to place your prayer card where it 
v/ill remind you to pray daily for every Mission Pastor. 

3. Pray for our returned Missionaries that they may 
have the much-needed rest and recuperation. 

4. Pray that we as Christians may know the joy of 
the Lord and manifest it to those around us. 

5. Pray for those engaged in the work of child 
evangelism. 

6. Pray for the Brethren Broadcast at Cheyenne, 
also that God will move on the hearts of the City Coun- 
cil to allow a Neon Sign to be placed on our Church 
building. 

7. Pray for the new Mid- west district Conference 
just organized at Beaver City, also the new district 
W. M. C. organized at the same time. 

8. Pray for the seminary students in their heavy 
loads of studies, churches, and caring for families. 

9. Pray for our work in Argentina that it may not 
be hindered by governmental conditions. 

10. Pray for every local W. M. C. meeting that the 
Lord Jesus will be seen and glorified. 



FOR FEBRUARY 
PRELUDE 

SCRIPTURE— Psalm 138 
PRAYER CIRCLE 
HYMN— "O Worship the King" 
BIBLE STUDY— The Mark of True Heart Wor- 
ship 
SPECIAL MUSIC 

MISSION STUDY— The Life of Adoniram Judson 
OFFERING— Foreign Missions 
HYMN— "Jesus Shall Reign" 
BENEDICTION 



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JANUARY 13, 1945 



(6th in a series on Marks of Discipleship) 




Worship is the result of a natural instinct embedded 
deeply in the heart of man. Regardless of station or 
intellect, man will worship something or somebody. 
The objects of his worship may 
range from the rocks and trees 
of earth to the exalted God of 
heaven. 

Worship LS a subject in which 
most Christians need a special 
course. There is a woeful lack of 
acceptable and intelligent wor- 
ship in most of our churches. 
Unfortunately, very few Bible 
Schools or seminaries give any 
L. L. Grubb spcclal attention to this ex- 

tremely important aspect of Christian service. 

True worship has to do primarily and specifically 
with the heart. Since Christianity is basically a heart 
experience, it is expected that every disciple of Christ 
will manifest the identifying mark of true heart wor- 
ship. 

The answers to three questions will assist us in an 
understanding of this much ignored service of the be- 
liever. What is worship? Whom shall we worship? 
How shall we worship? 

I. WHAT IS WORSHIP? 

Professed Christians have varied and peculiar con- 
ceptions of the nature of true worship. Millions across 
the land attire themselves in their choicest finery and 
each Lord's Day join the fashion parade to and from 
church. While in the Lord's house they grind out a 
sort of bowing acquaintanceship with God through the 
regular order of service and if you later ask them 
where they have been, they piously reply, "Divine wor- 
ship." Singing songs, reading Scripture, reciting creeds, 
etc., is not necessarily true worship. The fact that we 
have been to church does not in any sense prove that 
we have worshipped. 

The Old Testament word for worship means, "to bow 
down" (Exod. 4:31). Speaking of the idol worshipper, 
Isaiah uses the same idea (44:15). 

Probably the best New Testament passage dealing 
with worship is provided by John (4:24). These posi- 
tive statements indicate that worship must be spiritual 
activity. God is Spirit, and thus those who worship 
Him must do so in spirit. Man's God-consciousness i;-; 
through his spirit. It is this consciousness which 
causes us to fall in humble adoration before the God 
of the universe. Combining both Old and New Testa- 
ment ideas of worship, yet without presuming to give 
a complete definition, we might conclude that accept- 
able worship is the bowing of the heart in inner love 
and devotion to God through the Holy Spirit. This 
simply means that the Lord's disciple must manifest 
more than the mere motions of worship in the devotion 
of his whole being in adoration of Deity. "In prayer 
we are occupied with our needs, in thanksgiving we 



are occupied with our blessings, but in worship we are 
occupied with God Himself." 

li. WHOM SHALL WE WORSHIP? 

The worship of man covers a wide field reaching 
from superstitious fear and fetishism to the highest 
spiritual exercise of which man is capable. The Egypt- 
ian says, "Worship the sun." The pantheist worships 
some deity through the rocks, stones, and trees. The 
Mohammedan says, "Worship Allah." 

According to the Scripture, God is the supreme 
object of our worship, and He shares this worship with 
our Lord Jesus Christ. The First Commandment de- 
mands the absolute, undivided worship of the Jews 
(Exod. 20:3). Later, God frequently warned Israel con- 
cerning the gross sin of idolatry. Death by stoning was 
the heavy penalty for idol worship (Deut. 17:2-5). God 
is jealous, and will not tolerate the alienation of the 
affections of His child without a resultant act of judg- 
ment. For this reason the worship of false gods re- 
ceives primary consideration in the Commandments. 

The Son of God rightfully accepted worship in 
heaven and also while here upon earth. He did this 
by virtue of the fact that He is God, fully equal in 
every respect with the Father (Phil. 2:5-8). He deserves 
our worship because of the work He performed for us 
on Calvary. No other could qualify as Saviour (Acts 
4:12). He accepted the worship of men while here 
without the slightest hesitation (Matt. 14:33). The 
Word informs us that the angels worship Him (Heb. 
1:6). Prophetically we know that the day is rapidly 
approaching when all men will bow the knee to Jesus 
Christ as the Judge and Ruler of the earth (Phil. 2:10, 
11). 

It is not necessary to be a sun worshipper in order 
to be classed as an idolater. We may have our own 
idols without realizing it. Anything which hinders our 
true, inner love and devotion to God, is an idol. Money, 
clothes, position, influence, politics, houses, lands, fam- 
ily, friends, travel, passion, drink, tobacco, gambling, 
intellectual things, ease, indifference, may be our idols. 

To be fully occupied with God and His Christ is the 
mark of true heart worship. 

III. HOW SHALL WE WORSHIP? 

"God is Spirit: and they that worship him must 
worship him in spirit and in truth" (John 4:24). This 
verse confines in its scope all Biblical truth concerning 
true worship. 

Included would be the fact that all true worship 
must be in the name of Jesus Christ. No matter what 
the nature of our dealings with God, there is only one 
approach, through Jesus Christ (1 Tim. 2:5). This in- 
cludes worship. Since Christ has opened the only door 
into heaven, and He is that Door (Heb. 10:19-22; John 
10:9), we must worship through Him. Only thus can 
we worship in truth. What a blasphemous mockery of 
God is much of the so-called worship of the modern 
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Adoniram Judson - - S^inducd Adu^ntun^eA. 



Adoniram Judson was born at Maiden, Massachusetts 
on August 9, 1788. At the age of three he learned to 
read. When ten, he was studying navigation and 
Greek soon after. Always a great reader, he began 
with books of theology and Biblical exposition from his 
father's library. At sixteen he entered Brown Uni- 
versity, and after three years graduated at the head 
of his class and received his degree of Bachelor of 
Arts. 

One year later, in 1807, he published two books, "The 
Elements of English Grammar" and "The Young Ladies 
Arithmetic". In 1808 he closed Plymouth Academy, of 
which he had been the organizer and teacher and en- 
tered the theological institution at Andover, Massa- 
chusetts. The following May he made a public pro- 
fession of Christ and joined the Third Congregational 
Church at Plymouth. In February, 1810, at the age of 
twenty-one, he definitely dedicated himself to foreign 
missionary service. 

Since there was no foreign missionary society in 
America at that time, Judson and a few other volun - 
teers offered themselves to the London Missionary So- 
ciety, a Congregational body. While awaiting a reply, 
they went before the Massachusetts State Association, 

and as a result the American Board of Commissioners 
for Foreign Missions of Congregational Churches was 
formed. 

Judson was appointed by this Board as a delegate 
to the London Society. After going there, he and three 
ethers were accepted to go as missionaries to Asia. 
On February 5, 1812, Adoniram Judson was married 
to the lovely and accomplished Anne Hasseltine. Ex- 
actly two weeks later the young couple, together with 
another, were bound for Calcutta, India. 

Because of having studied, thought, and prayed 
much during the four month voyage, Judson came to 
the assured conviction that baptism by immersion was 
the only true form. This brought the keen minded 
and clear visioned young man to the Baptist position. 
As a result, he severed his connection with the Congre- 
gational Board, and with his wife, was baptized by 
immersion. He immediately notified Dr. Baldwin of 
Boston, a Baptist leader, of his change of view, and 
suggested the formation of a Baptist Missionary So- 
ciety. 

Since England and America were at war, Judson left 
India and sailed for Burma, the scene of all his future 
labors. For three years, in spite of illness, he wrestled 
v;ith the Burmese language, a difficult tongue to 
master. On July 13, 1816, exactly three years from the 
day of his arrival at Rangoon, he completed a Burmese 
Grammar and a tract entitled, "A View of Christian 
Religion". 

After many severe trials, Adoniram Judson saw the 
first fruits of his labor for the Lord. In June, 1819, six 
years from his arrival in Rangoon, the first Burman 



convert, Moung Nau, was baptized. After a few more 
months the number of converts increased to ten. 

Because Mrs. Judson became very ill, and was ad- 
vised to sail for America, her husband had to carry on 
alone for four months. Then Dr. Jonathan Price, one 
of the first American medical missionaries to any 
part of the Orient arrived in Rangoon. Judson 
accompanied him to Ava as interpreter, and while there 
he bought land and decided that this should be the 
permanent center for Baptist missionary labor in 
Burma. He completed his translation of the entire 
New Testament into Burmese while waiting in Ran- 
goon for his wife's return from America. No other 
translation has replaced this in a century. 

After his wife's return, they left the church at Ran- 
goon, under the care of Mr. and Mrs. Hough and set 
forth to their new work at Ava. Three months after 
arriving there, war broke out between Burma and 
Britain, which caused Dr. Judson and Mr. Price to 
be cast into the loathsome death prison at Ava. Here 
they were chained for nine months in three pairs of 
heavy iron fetters and for two months with five pair. 
Judson might well say with Paul, "I bear about in 
my body the marks of the Lord Jesus", for he bore the 
marks of the fetters to the day of his death. During 
the one year and nine months imprisonment, Mrs. Jud- 
son walked four miles every day to see her husband, 
and constantly interceded before governmental au- 
thorities for his release. After the war was over, Mr. 
and Mrs. Judson came back from Ava to Rangoon, and 
found the Mission destroyed and the members scat- 
tered. Soon after this his wife and two children were 
taken by death. In spite of these tragedies he carried 
on for the Lord at a new point, Moulmein. He estab- 
lished schools for boys and girls and converts came to 
the Lord, with two hundred seventeen being baptized 
in one year. 

1834 was a year of significant events for Adoniram 
Judson. In January he completed his translation of 
the entire Bible into Burmese. In April he married Mrs. 
Boardman, after six years of loneliness. Of this union, 
eight children were born. In December, the largest 
group of Baptist missionaries ever to come, arrived. 

Late in the autumn of 1846 he returned to the mis- 
sion at Moulmein, accompanied by his third wife. 
Early in 1850 his health failed. While on a long sea 
voyage for his health, the Lord took him home on 
April 12, 1850 and he was buried at sea the same day 
Thus ended the life of a dauntless warrior of the truth 
The accomplishments of Adoniram Judson for his 
Lord were many. He laid the foundation of what is 
now the largest Protestant Mission Field in the whole 
world. At the time of his death there were 7,000 living 
converts, besides many who had died who had beer 
brought to Christ through him. He had seen the churcl: 
of one member grow to sixty-three churches under th< 
oversight of one hundred sixty three missionaries anc 
native pastors. He had translated the entire Bible int( 
Burmese, written innumerable tracts, and had almos 
completed the compilation of a Burmese dictionary. 

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THE AFRICAN MEDICAL WORK 



When I was asked to write a few words about our 
medical work in Africa, I felt unqualified to do so, not 
having had any kind of medical training. One does 
not live long in Africa before one realizes that there are 
some emergency cases which come up where it is im- 
possible to refuse medical help even though not trained 
for it. 

As long as we lived on a station with a medical 
worker, we little realized how much we depended upon 
his advice and treatment when we weren't well; and 
how easily we shifted the entire burden of the care of 
the natives health upon him. 

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WHY? 

Why should I give for the heathen. 

Dying without the true light. 
Which brought me out of my darkness 

And banished forever my night? 
Why should I pray for the heathen, 

That He, Who alone is the Way, 
Might visit them with His salvation 

And turn them from darkness to day? 

Why should I go to the heathen 

To tell them of His dying love. 
To tell them that He Who is risen 

Is coming again from above? 
He came from the mansions of glory; 

He cared for me dead in my sin; 
He prayed for me, then went to Calv'ry 

Because I was precious to Him! 

Is such love not power constraining 

To tell of a Saviour from sin? 
Of all that I am, have, or hope for, 

Is there aught that's too precious for Him? 

Then why should I not tell the story? 
Why stay when He bids me to go? 

Who hoard my poor perishing treasure. 
Or waste it on mere worldly show? 

Today is the day of salvation. 
Tomorrow the harvest is past. 

Oh, be not "ashamed" at His coming! 
"Approved" stand before Him at last. 
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This fact was brought home to us very forcefully 
when Mrs. Kennedy left on her last furlough and we 
were left alone at Bekoro. Our first thought was that 
it was necessary to close the dispensary and have no 
medical work on the Station. I shall try to show you 
just how impossible that was by merely citing a few 
instances of what might happen many and most any 
day in Africa. 

This particular day had been a busy one, we were 
weary and retired early thinking to get a bit of extra 
rest. It seemed we had just dropped off to sleep when 
we were aroused by a clap clap, clap — clap, clap, clap, 



the native way of knocking. Reluctant to leave our 
rest, we got up, lit the lantern and went to see what 
was wanted. There in an African ambulance, a large 
basket tied to poles and carried on the heads of natives, 
sat a poor old woman suffering from a poisonous snake 
bite. Couldn't we help and give her some medicine? So 
a syringe was sterilized and an injection of perman- 
genate solution administered. 

One day just after our noon meal we heard a cry, 
"Monsieur, Monsieur, get your gun and come quickly 
to Djemangoes village. Some one has gone mad and 
is killing everybody!" 

When Mr. Kiiever arrived, needless to say, the gun 
had been left at home making clear to the messenger 
that this gun was only for killing animals and not to 
be shot at men. Two wounded men were found. 

One day a young girl was helping her mother cooli 
the food for the day. She picked up a pot of boiling 
water and tripped with it, pouring the contents all over 
her neck and body. When they arrived with her, her 
body looked like a mass of blisters. Could we refuse 
to render such aid as we would, were it our own child? 

Several times we have been called out to assist in a 
difficulty connected with child-birth. If the mission- 
ary failed to render help; if the missionary failed to 
succeed in such a case, the victim would be taken to 
the witch doctor and the next time they would prob- 
ably go to the witch doctor first because the mission- 
ary had failed to help. 

We praise Him that in these and many other cases 
we were able to help. We believe that their faith in 
our cause has been strengthened and we trust they 
have become acquainted with the Great Physician, that 
Great Healer of souls more intimately because of these 
humble efforts. 




Awaiting the Healer of body and soul. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




W. M. C. 



NeuAi 



December 12, 1944 

A fellowship meeting of the Woman's Missionary 
Council, of the Southeastern District, South, was held 
at Roanoke, Virginia, October 31, 1944. We had an 
attendance of sixty-nine which, we think, is good con- 
sidering traveling difficulties. Five Councils were rep- 
resented. 

The theme for our rally was "Looking Upward", 
Hebrews 12:1-2, and our theme song was "Turn Your 
Eyes Upon Jesus". The President's message was given 
by Mrs. Edward Bowman of Buena Vista, Virginia, 
basing her remarks on the marriage of Isaac and Re- 
bekah, which was most inspiring and helpful. 

A business session was held in the afternoon at 
which time it was decided to hold our Spring rally in 
April, accepting the invitation of the Mountain View 
ladies to fellowship with them. A motion was unani- 
mously carred to purchase a communion set for Rev. 
and Mrs. Paul Dowdy to take back to South America 
with them. We planned to have the Klievers visit our 
churches and show their pictures of the African work 
as soon as they can be in this District. A number of 
gifts were donated for the Missionaries' home, in 
Winona Lake, Indiana. 

We enjoyed having the Councils of this District as 
our guests, and we are looking forward with a great 
deal of pleasure to meeting with the ladies of the 
Mountain View Church at Hollins, Virginia in April. 
Mrs. J. Harold Putt, 



CLAYHOLE 

With all of our cold and snow we think of those La 
need in the mountains. If you have warm clothing 
going to waste get it together and send it to Clayhole, 
Kentucky. One car-load of clothing was gone in a few 
days time. This shows how much needed is anything 
we can send. 



(Continued from page 19) 

church. The name of Jesus Christ may not even be 
mentioned in the course of an entire service, except as 
the name Jesus may occur in the recitation of a creed 
or singing of an anthem. The unbelieving multitudes 
which people our churches each Lord's Day cannot 
worship God because they know not His Son in whose 
name true worship must be presented. 

True worship must find its source in the heart, be 
sincere and unselfish, the pouring out of the fervent 
devotion of the whole being in loving contemplation 
cf Deity. Professional worshippers are an abomination 
to God. There are certain church organizations and 
sects in this day which engage in a stereotyped, pro- 
fessional worship with its cut and dried procedure 
which is as little understood by the worshipper as the 
"Theory of Relativity." This is absolutely unaccept- 
able with God, and will bring an ultimate visitation of 
His wrath. There are many sincere, orthodox believers, 
who desire above all to do the will of God, and yet 
who have been guilty of leaving their first love (Rev. 
2:4), and engaging in professional worship. 

It is also true that the Holy Spirit must instigate, 
guide and control all true worship (Phil. 3:3). The 
"flesh" which typifies all a man is by nature, is never 
pleasing to God. The Holy Spirit must present God 
and His Christ to us as they truly are. In turn He 
must present our worship. It could not lie within the 
scope of finite man's ability to alone and intelligently 
worship our infinite God. It is just as impossible to 
present true worship to God in the flesh as it is for a 
man to save himself from the guilt of sin. This fact 
likewise predicates that a true worshipper must be a 
believer. 

The true heart worship of God will result in great 
blessing in the Christian life. David testified to this 
fact (Psa. 16:11). Guidance, joy, pleasures, are the 
blessings of those who live in His presence. The true 
worship of God is possible outside as well as inside the 
church and under any circumstances. 

Do we clearly bear the marks of the Lord Jesus in 
this? 



JUST HIMSELF 

Once it was the blessing — now it is the Lord ; 

Once it was the feeling — now it is His Word; 

Once His gifts I wanted — now Himself alone ; 

Once I sought for healing — now the Healer own; 

Once 'twas painful trying — now 'tis perfect trust; 

Once a half salvation — now the uttermost; 

Once 'twas what I wanted — now what Jesus says; 

Once 'twas constant asking — now 'tis ceaseless praise; 

Once it was my working — His it hence shall be; 

Once I tried to use Him — now He uses me; 

Once the power I wanted — now the Mighty One; 

Once I worked for glory — now His will be done! 

The present circumstance, which presses so hard 
against you, if surrendered to Christ, is the best shaped 
tool in the Father's hand to chisel you for eternity. 
Trust Him, then. Do not push away the instrument 
lest you lose its work. — Sel. 



Robert Moffat, the African missionary, on being 
asked to write in an autograph album, penned the fol- 
lowing lines: 

"My album is in heathen breasts. 
Where passions reign and darkness rests 

Without one ray of light; 
To write the name of Jesus there, 
And point to the worlds all bright and fair, 
And see the heathen bow in prayer, 
Is all my soul's delight." 



m 9R. e oficia.^ 



President — Mrs. Herman Koontz, 105 Otterview Avenue, Roanoke, Virginia 
Vice-President — Mrs. Robert Ashman, 545 East Fifth Street, Peru, Indiana 
Racordine Secretary — Mrs. ■WiUiam Schaffer, 307 West Franklin Street, 

Berne, Indiana 
Financial Secretary -Treasurer — Miss Mabel E. Donaldson, 4328 Garrison 

Street N. W. Washington. D. C. 
Literature Secretary — Mrs. Marvin Goodman Sr. , Winona Lake, Indiana 
I'rayer Chairman — Mrs. Ralph Rambo, 2301 Evans, Cheyenne, Wyoming 
Editor — Mrs. John Aeby, Winona Lake. Indiana 



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JANUARY 13, 1945 




The Bute/ikoad 



FEBRUARY 

"LOOKING UNTO JESUS FOR AN OVER- 
FLOWING HEART" 
Memory Verse: Eph. 5:19, 20 

CHORUS : Into My Heart 
PRAYER OF DEVOTION 
SONG SERVICE: Suggestions: L In My Heart 

there Rings a Melody. 2. Get God's Sunshine 

Into Your Heart. 3. Since Jesus Came Into My 

Heart. 
HEARTS FOUND IN THE BIBLE: Use this for 

your scripture lesson. 
CHORUS: I Have the Joy, Joy, Joy. 
TOPIC: "Looking Unto Jesus for an Overflowing 

Heart" by Mrs. Polmam. 
THE HEART 
SPECIAL NUMBER (Choose one with a message 

on the heart) 
MISSIONARY STORY: "Needs Today" 
BIOGRAPHY: Mr. and Mrs. Lynn D. Schrock 
PRAYER CIRCLE 
SISTERHOOD BENEDICTION 



HEARTS FOUND IN THE BIBLE 

Broken Heart— Ps. 34:18. 

Clean Heart— Ps. 51:10. 

Deceitful Heart— Prov. 12:20. 

Blind Heart^Eph. 4:17, 18. 

Forward Heart— Prov. 17:20. 

Foolish Heart — Prov. 15:7. 

Glad Heart— Ps. 4:7. 

Merry Heart — Prov. 15:13. 

Perfect Heart— 1 Kings 9:61. 

Proud Heart — Prov. 16:5. 

Pure Heart — Ps. 24:4. 

Rejoicing Heart — Ps. 105: Ps. 19:8. 

Righteous Heart — Prov. 15:28. 

Tender Heart^Eph. 4:32 

Sick Heart— Prov. 14:30. 

Understanding Heart — 1 Kings 3:11, 12. 

Upright Heart— Ps. 7:10. 

Wise Heart — Prov. 10:8. 

Willing Heart— Ex. 35:5. 



C/lAlclaA*i 



President: Elaine Polman. Winona Lake, Indiana 

Vice-President: Ruth Ringler, R. D. No. 4, Johnatown. Pennsylvania 
General Secretary: Mary Fritz. 79 West First Street, Rittman, Ohio 
Financial Secretary: Evelyn Fuaua, 2500 East 113th Street, Lofl Angelea, 

California 
Treasurer: Margaret E. Sampson, 3303 Cheverly Avenue, Cheverly, Hyatts- 

ville. Maryland 
Literature Secretary: Phyllis Lingenfelter. Claysburg. Pennsylvania 
Senior Patroness: Mrs. Leo Polman, Winona Lake, Indiana 
Junior Patronesa: Mrs. Etnel Simmons, Liatie, Pennsylvania 



ajf MaMf and Maniha 

By Mrs. Leila Polman 
Eph. 5:19, 20. 

"Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and 
spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your 
lieart to the Lord: Giving thanks always for all things 
unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord 
Jesus Christ." 

Have you ever seen an artesian well? Just keeps 
flowing and bubbling, never stopping. Thats an over- 
flowing well, the source of supply is never ending. If 
v/e want a Christian testimony, effervescent, we must 
be connected to the supply. There is a Christian girl 
who is nicknamed Effy, because of the very expression 
of her face, the joy in her living shines out so plainly 
they say she is effervescent, shining continually. 

The source of supply for an overflowing heart. 

"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of 
darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light 
of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of 
Jesus Christ" (2 Cor. 4:6). 

Here we see very plainly the source of our joy is in 
God our Heavenly Father, and may be obtained 
through His Son. Jesus Christ reflects God to us, then 
v;e as Christians reflect Jesus Christ to the world. 
The song — "If your heart keeps right," is the only way 
to keep the reflector bright and shining. 

"My heart is fixed, O God, my heart is fixed. I will 
sing and give praise" (Ps. 57:7). 

Conditions for an overflowing heart. 

First a heart given unreservedly to God. "My son 
(or daughter), give me thine heart" (Prov. 23:26). 

A Clean heart is necessary to this victorious living. 
Ps. 51:10 "Create in me a clean heart O God." Also 
a heart guided in the right way (Prov. 23:19) : "And be 
ye kind one to another, tender hearted, forgiving one 
another even as God for Christ Sake hath forgiven 
you" (Eph. 4:32). So a tender heart is the secret to a 
forgiving heart. 

"Apply thine heart to understanding" (Prov. 2:2,B). 
It is so Important that we develope an understanding 
heart. It is the opposite that so many times causes 
friction and jealousies among friends. 

Results of the Overflowing Heart 

"A good man out of the good treasure of the heart 
bringeth forth good things (Matt. 12:35A). 

In the parable of the sower it is the honest and 
good heart that receives the word and "Having heard 
the word, keeps it and brings forth fruit with patience' 
(Luke 8:15). 

An overflowing heart will be an obedient heart. "I 



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have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes 
always, even unto the end" (Ps. 119:112). 

The Lord has promised a glad heart to his children 
also in Ps. 4:7. 

A prayerful heart will also result from an overflow- 
ing heart. 

"When thou saidst; Seek ye my face; my heart said 
unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek" Ps. 27:8. 

A story is told of a little street urchin in Genoa, 
Italy who played a fiddle on the streets for pennies 
from which he bought bits of food, and slept in door 
ways, a very meager existence: One day a master 
violinist heard this lad and realized there was in him 
a future musician. After making friends with the boy 
he persuaded him to come and live with him, that he 
might teach him to play the great masters' music. 

After many years an announcement was made of the 
debut of the young genius, a concert to be given at the 
concert hall, sponsored by this master violinist. 

After the concert, some one went up to the young 
man and asked him why, as he played, he kept look- 
ing up, to the last balcony. From one concert to an- 
other he played, keeping his eyes fixed high up in the 
hall. The young man replied, "That was where my 
master sat, and if I kept my eyes on him, I knew 
whether I was doing well or not. He encouraged me, 
and helped me, smiled when I was finished, and I 
knew it was 'Well Done' " 

"Fix your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonder- 
ful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely 
dim, in the light of his glory and grace." 

Let us pray for a truly overflowing heart which will 
produce the effervescent life, that proves a blessing to 
those who are thirsty for eternal life and victory. 

"Singing and making Melody in your heart to the 
Lord." 



THE HEART 

1. A Discouraged Heart (Numbers 52:7; 1 Sai.i. 
50:6). 

2. A Fretting Heart (Prov. 19:3; Ps. 57:1). 

3. A Lif ted-up Heart That Forgets (Deut. 8:14). 

4. A Deceived Heart (Isa. 44:20; Obad. 8:14). 

5. A Troubled Heart (John 14:1). 

6. A Hard Heart (Mark 16:14; Eph. 4:18). 

7. An Evil Heart of Unbelief (Heb. 5:12). 

8. A Sound Heart (Prov. 14:30). 

9. A True Heart (Heb. 10:22.) 

10. A Single Heart (Eph. 6:5; Acts 2:46). 

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I PRAYER BOX | 

= 1. Thank the Lord for Sisterhood. = 

S 2. Ask the Lord to give you a heart like we are 5 

= studying about tonight. = 

E 3- Ask the Lord's blessing upon the two Mission- E 

E aries we are hearing about tonight. E 

E 4. Thank the Lord for all our missionaries and E 

E pray for them. E 

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NEEDS TODAY 

(Note: While visiting Bob Jones College, this mis- 
sionary challenge was given by a student, Majean 
Fleming, at a chapel service, and we pass it on to you 
for our missionary story this month.) 

Do you know that two out of three Indians are un- 
saved? Although much has been done to make Christ 
known to them. 

The two greatest handicaps to Christianity are 
heathenism and ignorance. 

Heathenism still exists right here in the United 
States among the Indians. Crude primitive forms of 
religion are still practiced. One favorite religion is 
the Peyote Cult. Peyote is a small cactus plant which 
has narcotic properties. When eaten, it causes a stupor 
in which visions are seen and queer feelings experi- 
enced. Indians gather under the direction of a medi- 
cine man and eat the Peyote during a religious cere- 
mony. They seem to believe that the trance is caused 
by some spirit. But the tragedy is that Peyote finally 
causes insanity. Many who have eaten it commit sui- 
cide. 

Another form of Heathenism is found in the dog 
sacrifice. Dogs are killed and eaten in religious feasts. 
This pagan practice is stUl fairly common in some sec- 
tions. Only the Christian missionary can bring an end 
to Heathenism and to its degrading influence among 
the Indians. 

Ignorance is still common among the Indians. In 
spite of our public schools and our special government 
schools, there are still over ten thousand Indian boys 
and girls not in school. This condition is especially bad 
in New Mexico and Arizona. In many cases nothing 
v,-ill be done to meet this need unless it is done by 
Christian missionaries. There is a great need for mis- 
sions, both evangelistic and educational, among the 
Indians. 

Sisterhood girls, do you realize that you can be ' 
a real missionary to the heathen right here in our 
United States? Let us pray that out of our S. M. M. 
girls might hear the Lord calUng them to these Indians 
and answer the call by saying "Here am I, Lord, Send 
Me." 



WALKING WITH GOD 

Who walks with God must take his way 
Across far distances and gray 
To goals that others do not see, 
Where others do not care to be. 
Who walks with God must have no fear 
When danger and defeat appear. 
Nor stop when every hope seems gone, 
For God, our God, moves ever on. 

Who walks with God must press ahead 
When sun or cloud is overhead, 
When all the waiting thousands cheer, 
Or when they only stop to sneer; 
When all the challenge leaves the hours 
And naught is left but jaded powers. 
But he will someday reach the dawn, 
For God, our God, moves ever on. 



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JANUARY 13, 1945 



BIOGRAPHY OF 

Ml. and Mia.. Jlif,H>k ^. ScU^acA 





Lynn D. Schrock 

The fifth and last of a family of boys came to the 
Schrock home about twenty-four years ago. Only a 
couple years passed until this North Dakota home was 
moved to Waterloo, Iowa, where it has remained unto 
the present. 

This means that the writer spent his childhood and 
youth in Waterloo. It was there that I attended gram- 
mar school and high school graduating from the latter 
in 1938. These were years filled with baseball, foot- 
ball, and basketball, but with a minimum of school 
study, (so my mother declares to this day). 

Having professed to accept Christ at the age of ten, 
I attended Sunday School and church regularly 
throughout these years of my life. But this apparent 
faithfulness was not so much voluntary as it might 
seem. In fact my attending church and Sunday School 
was almost purely a matter of duty. That is, my par- 
ents and older brothers provided the motive. (Perhaps 
you know what I mean) . At the time this didn't seem 
so nice, but how thankful I am, now, that when I was 
at a careless period in my life my folks kept me in 
contact with the things of the Lord. 

As a result of that faithfulness on their part the 
Lord has given me assurance of my salvation and has 
called me to serve him in Argentina. 

It was while attending the Moody Bible Institute 
that my wife and I met. Soon after this meeting I 
was graduated and came to Grace Seminary, at Winona 
Lake, Indiana. 

After Lois was graduated from Moody we were 
married in September, 1943. She then, of course, 
joined me at Winona Lake where we are now living. 

As soon as possible after graduation in March we 
hope to be able to go to Argentina to begin our lan- 
guage study and other necessary preparation for work 
in that field. 

We hope to be seeing some of you young folks in your 
churches before we leave. But if not now, wouldn't it 
be wonderful if some day we would see some of you 
down In Argentina as volunteers for that needy field? 



Lois E. Schrock 

On August 17, 1921 the youngest of three daughters 
was born to the Peter Buikema family, of Chicago, 
Illinois. After my parents and next to the oldest sister 
accepted Christ, in 1936, they looked for a church that 
preached the Gospel. They were led to one, and it was 
at this church, that I accepted Christ in my Junior 
year of High School, in 1937. The worldly pleasures 
were not my problem as I had the joy of fellowshipping 
with young people who were out and out for Christ. 
This enabled me to grow in grace and in the knowl- 
edge of Jesus Christ. 

After my graduation from High School, I began to 
work in an insurance office on the north side of 
Chicago. I had become acquainted with a missionary 
couple from Kentucky, so on my vacation I visited 
them and worked some with them. It was here that I 
received my first glimpse of what missionary life is 
like. This had thrilled my heart so much that I didn't 
even want to go back home. This couple however, 
urged me to attend Moody Bible Institute and complete 
one of its courses. 

It was m my second term here that I met my hus- 
band. Before meeting we both felt the Lord was speak- 
ing to us about South America because of its great 
need. From then on the Lord has led us so wonder- 
fully. Having become acquainted with the Brethren 
Church and the great need in Argentina, I was im- 
pressed all the more. 

Having told my parents that I felt the Lord would 
have me in South America, mother told me that as a 
baby I was the only one of the three girls that was 
dedicated for full-time service. Little did they realize 
the Lord would take them at their word, though they 
weren't Christians at the time. 

To us a call is our Lord's command to "go" and hov/ 
could we ask our young people here at home to give 
their lives if we hadn't tested the Lord's will for us 
and gone all the way. I'm happy that I'm an am- 
bassador for Him to serve in South America. 



S. M. M. NEWS 

Dear Sisterhood girls. 

We always enjoy hearing from other Sisterhood so- 
cieties and the work they are doing. We thought you 
might like to hear about our work in Tracy, California 

In August we met at one of the girls' homes and 
elected the following officers; President, June Lehman, 
Vice-President, Dewey Quigley; Secretary June Quig- 
ley; Treasurer Kathleen Thompson, and Patroness 
Mrs. Thomas Hammers. We are making the flannel- 
ograph material for the child evangelism class in our 
meetings. At our last meeting we had our candlellgnt 
service. Each girl present received a blessing. Next 
week we will start a Junior Society. We ask for the 
prayers of the Sisterhood that this new society will be 
a success, and that we might be a blessing for Him in 
Tracy. in Christ, 

June Quigley, Secretary. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




Do you like to get letters? Of course you do. And so 
do we. Especially when we hear from our Sisterhood 
Girls. Here's how easy it is done. Take a piece of 
stationery, a pen (a pencil will do) , and sit in a very 
comfortable chair (or at a table if you can write bet- 
ter^suit yourself). Now put the pen in your right 
hand (unless you are left handed) and start writing. 
Tell us all about YOUR Sisterhood. Your National 
Officers are waiting to hear from you NOW. 



"You'll never know what a wonderful surprise the 
check was to me. 

I want you to express my sincere appreciation to 
every S. M. M. member. Truly God supplies every need 
and that $100.00 comes in very handy." 

Love, Kathryn Jobson 



Time is growing short. So get busy on Goal 6. If 
there are any questions concerning this goal, your 
President is ready to help you. 



A little bird flew past our way the other day and 
informed us that the Sisterhood in Garwin, Iowa has 
been reorganized. Another Sisterhood — Hurrah! We 
will be looking for the mail man to bring us some news 
concerning this new Sisterhood. Great work should 
come from this S. M. M. We are all behind you Garwin 
S. M. M.'ers in our prayers. May the Lord Bless you. 



"Christian Girls Problems"— a grand book for S. M. 
M.'ers. Have you gotten your book yet and read it? 
If not, be sure to order it today for your Sisterhood 
from the Brethren Missionary Herald Company. 



January offering is to be sent in. 

We hope you are making 100 percent this year 
reaching the goal of 50c each girl for each project. 
This means $1.00 for each girl for the first six months. 



Bible Reading Chart for Seniors: 



October — 12 Chapters 
November— 24 Chapters 
December— 36 Chapters 
January— 48 Chapters 
February— 60 Chapters 



March — 72 Chapters 
April — 84 Chapters 
May — 96 Chapters 
June — 108 Chapters 
July— 120 Chapters 



What is the General Fund for? A very good question. 
And we are glad to answer it. Sisterhood needs 
money for programs, constitutions, awards, con- 
ference expense, gifts— in fact it is for everything that 
makes the wheels go round in S. M. M. This offering 
should have been sent in to your National Financial 
Secretary, Evelyn Fuqua by January 31. If, however, 
you failed to do this, send your offering to her NOW. 

This month starts on another project. The Higher 
Educational Fund for Missionaries Children. Let's 
make this offering the biggest ever. Here in America 
we have some girls and young men in college and 
nurses training while their parents are in Africa or 
South America. Every year Sisterhood has given these 
young people a gift. 

The following is a letter received from one whose 
parents are in Africa: 



Do you often wish you knew of a good play to use 
at a public service or joint meeting some time? One 
of the best ones you can find is, "The Challenge of the 
Cross." 

It is a Sacred Drama for seven young ladies and 
chorus, or a soloist or trio could furnish the music, 
written by Charles A. Marsh, Published by Eldridge. It 
can be ordered through the Brethren Missionary Herald 
Co. at 50 cents per copy. 



MERIT SYSTEM— Of course it is for the Senior girls 
as well as the Junior girls. Word has arrived to your 
National President that the Merit System this year was 
lor only the Junior S. M. M. This is not true. The 
Merit System is for ALL Sisterhood girls. So you Senior 
societies that thought otherwise better get busy and 
get your points recorded. Remember awards will be 
waiting for all 600 and 1000 "pointers" at National 
Conference. 



ViiiUii><f With ^laiti^ 

November 11— Just arriving in Roanoke, Virginia. 
And as we stopped at the parsonage of the Ghent 
Brethren Church, we were greeted with "You're just in 
time for Sisterhood." And so we were. Our stay was 
very short, but just long enough to meet the patroness, 
Mrs. Powell, and the Junior President Fayth Ann 
Comer. These girls have had a hard time with their 
S. M. M. because of the Polio epidemic, but they have 
been faithful and the Lord is blessing their Sisterhood. 

Yes, on the road again. This time I dropped anchor 
at Hollins, Virginia. What r. fine group of girls I found 
at that Brethren Church— and no S. M. M. I had a 
good talk with the girls on November 18th and now 
they are going to get a real Sisterhood going. 

December 4^"Will you help us organize a Sister- 
hood?" There was only one answer your President 
would give and that was "I will be glad to help." And 
what a turn out the girls at Buena Vista, Virginia had. 
There were 33 girls present. Enough for two Sister- 
hoods — a Junior and a Senior. After we had our S. 
M. M. devotional program demonstrating how a regular 
Sisterhood meeting is conducted, both groups elected 
officers. These enthusiastic girls elected for their 
officers the following: Senior President Frances Tom- 
hn, Vice-President Jean Gardner, Secretary Cecil Ry- 
man. Treasurer Cecile Lawhorne. Junior officers are: 
President Betty Ramsey, Vice President Hazel Law- 
horne, Secretary Betty Gardner, Treasurer Lois Lynn. 
With the help of their efficient pastor's wife, Mrs. 
Edward Bowman, these two new Sisterhoods at Buena 
Vista, Virginia will really go places. We hope to hear 
more from these girls. 

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JANUARY 13, 1945 



By Mrs. Ethel Simmons 

Greetings to all the Junior girls: 

How I would love to personally greet eacli of the 
323 girls who attended Junior Sisterhood meetings last 
year. Wouldn't it be fine if we could double that num- 
ber this year? Let's try! 

I wonder if you Junior girls know why our Sister- 
hood is called the Sisterhood of Mary and Martha? Of 
course, you remember that Mary and Martha were the 
two sisters of Lazarus whom Jesus raised from the 
dead. If you read Luke 10:38-42 you will see why Mary 
is remembered for her devotion and love for Jesus, 
vihereas Martha is remembered for her service to Him. 
The aim of Sisterhood is to help the girls in their de- 
votion and service to Him. 

My prayer for each of you is that Sisterhood will 
really help you love and serve Him better. 
Looking unto Jesus, 
Mrs. Ethel Simmons, Junior Patroness. 



SPECIAL FEATURE ON THE TOPIC: "Looking Unto 
Jesus for An Overflowing Heart" Eph. 5:19, ?0. 

Make two large hearts the same size. Make one of 
black paper (or cardboard) using paper lace doilies to 
make it as attractive as possible. Print on slips of 
cardboard or paper the words: wickedness, hate, envy, 
strife, deceit, lying, cheating, swearing. Make the other 
heart of white paper (or cardboard) perfectly plain. 
Cut out a picture of Jesus and paste in center of this 
heart. Print on slips of cardboard or paper the words: 
love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, 
faith, meekness, temperance, kindness, hope, thankful- 
ness. 

Leader or patroness: 

February is the month of hearts. Around the 14 of 
February, all kinds of Valentines are given and they 
are always in the shape of hearts. Yes, all kinds are 
given — some of candy, some of lace, some plain, some 
fancy, some comical, some serious. Since it is the 
month of hearts, we are going to talk about two hearts. 

(Hold up black lace heart) I have here a beautiful 
lace heart. It is very lovely, don't you think? Yes, at 
first glance it does look that way. But it is like the 
Bible tells us — a heart that is deceitful above all things 
and desperately wicked (see Jer. 7:9). Wickedness is 
in this heart (pin "wickedness" on heart) . It is full of 
hate, too (pin "hate" on heart). And that is not all, 
for as we continue to look at this heart we see that 
envy and strife are in it (pin these on heart). With 
these sinful things in this heart it looks less beautiful, 
doen't it? We also find that there is lying, cheating, 
stealing, swearing in this heart (pin these on heart) 
(More can be said about these different words if so 
desired) . Now, the heart looks as though it were filled 
with many many sinful things — and it is— for a black 
heart that Jesus has not made clean is indeed sinful. 
Black hearts sometimes look beautiful at first glance — 
for the lace and frills cover the ugliness of sin for a 
moment. But it isn't long before we see the sin in a 
black heart. 

(Hold up white heart) This is a heart in which Jesus 



is placed in the center to live and rule. Notice the 
color of this heart — it is white. It is this color because 
Jesus has washed the sins away, and made it whiter 
than snow (Isa. 1:18). There is no lace to make this 
heart beautiful. But as we see what is in this heart, 
we shall see the beauty of it. First, we see that it h'j.s 
love (pin "love" on heart) ; it has a love for God and 
for others. There is also joy, and peace, and longsuffer- 
ing in this heart (pin these on heart). And here are 
the twins, gentleness and goodness (pin these on 
heart). Faith is also found in this heart (pin "faith" 
on heart). This is not a heart of self pride; it is meek 
(pin "meekness" on heart). Hope is likewise found in 
this heart, for this heart has the hope of eternal life 
and the hope of Christ's soon return. And the last, is 
thankfulness (pin these on). Just look at this heart 
now! You can easily imagine a heart like this "giv- 
ing thanks always for all things," can't you? Yes, a 
heart like this is an overflowing heart for Jesus is 
right in the center of it, and this heart is looking to 
Jesus at all times. 

(Note: This may be used as a flannelgraph lesson 
by making the hearts out of flannel, and by pasting 
flannel on the back of the "words"). 

CHORUSES FOR MEETING— Have each girl select 
a chorus with the word "heart" in it. This idea comes 
from the Junior S. M. M. at Waynesboro. Try it. 

A VALENTINE BOX— Decorate a box as you would 
for Valentines. Write on white and red hearts the fol- 
lowing verses for the girls to draw out of the box: 

Eph. 1:18; Jer. 17:10; Pro. 3:5; Matt. 22:37; Deut. 
30:2; Eph. 6:6; I Pet. 1:22; Pro. 20:9; Psa. 51:17; Rom. 
6:17; Jer. 17:9; Rom. 2:5; Pro. 22:15; Psa. 95:10; Eph. 
4:18; Psa. 101:5. 

Thi^ Valentine box may be used after the meeting 
for an exchange of Valentines. 

INVITATIONS— Cut hearts out of red paper; cut 
darts out of white paper. Write your invitation on the 
dart; cut two slits in the heart and slide the dart 
through. Make sufficient invitations so that each 
member will have several extra ones to give to pros- 
pective members. 



PRESENCE 

About, above me, evermore, 
Christ's gentle presence broods. 

He shares with me my silence. 
He fills my solitudes. 

His face. His form, I can not see. 

No spoken word can hear. 
But with some finer sense of soul 

Do I perceive Him near. 

Oh, how my heart within me burns! 

What ecstasy is mine 
That He thus vouchsafes unto me 

His comradeship divine! 

Are not these joys too sweet to last? 

May He not soon depart? 
"Lo! I am with you — all the days," 

He answereth my heart. 

— T. O. Chisholm. 



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WEST KITTANNING, PENNSYLVANIA 

With impressive ceremonies attended by a large sized 
congregation, the West Kittanning Brethren Church 
was dedicated Sunday afternoon December 10. The 
services weer in charge of the pastor, Rev. Arthur N. 
Malles. The dedicatory sermon was preached by Rev. 
John H. Squires, pastor of the Brethren Church of 
Wooster, Ohio. Rev. Arthur Carey of Mundys Corners 
presided at the piano and furnished special music. 

Keys to the new building were presented to the trus- 
tees by the pastor. 

Greetings were extended to the congregation from 
the Armstrong County Ministerial Association by the 
secretary. Rev. Walter Kennedy. Fraternal greetings 
were expressed by Rev. Carey. The services were 
brought to a close with benediction by Rev. John F. 
Moore. 

The congregation will be comfortably quartered in 
the lower story of the building, although it is hoped 
they will be able to complete the main sanctuary within 
a short time. 

In addition to substantial pledges, a cash offering of 
$1,036.00 was received during the day. 

Rev. Malles expressed the thanks of the congrega- 
tion to all who had in any way assisted the congrega- 
tion since the building was burned on November 4, 
1943, to those who hade helped in the construction of 
the new building, and with the services of the day. 

Rev. Squires preached at the morning and evening 
services in the church. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 

WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA 

Again we come to you with news from below the 
Mason-Dixon line. "The Lord hath done great things 
for us; whereof we are glad" Psa. 126:3. 

Our Fall Evangelistic meeting came to a close a few 
weeks ago with Rev. Wilham H. Schaf fer, Berne, Ind., as 
our evangelisi 

Brother Schaffer presented the Word of God in a 
clear and forceful manner. From the very start people 
were touched, and this continued until the last message 
was presented. Visible results during the meeting are 
as follows: five first time decisions for Christ, eight 
decisions for church membership, and twelve decisions 
for a closer walk with the Lord. Following the meeting 
it was the pastor's privilege to baptize nine and receive 
ten into the membership of the church. Several others 
are now waiting to be baptized. 

It was the Pastor's privilege to have his sister, Mrs. 
Clair Hunt of Conemaugh, Pa., during the two weeks as 
guest soloist each night. Her messages in song were an 
inspiration each evening. 

During the two weeks meeting we had a daily radio 
broadcast, "Revival Echoes." This broadcast proved 
tc be a blessing to thousands of listeners each day. 
When Brother Schaffer stepped to the microphone 
each day the engineer would cut the power back about 
as far as he could. After the one broadcast the engi- 
neer remarked "That's the kind of a voice I like, it 
would even cut through static!" Well, we could go on 
and on telling you of many interesting things that took 
place during the two weeks but we must close. 

Paul E. Dick, Pastor. 



COVINGTON, VIRGINIA 

We recently completed a revival service of two weeks 
with Brother R. H. Kettell as our evangelist. God cer- 
tainly blessed the ministry of our brother among us 
and gave us a gracious time in the Word. Attendance 
at the services was good and many strangers were 
noted in the meetings from night to night. Besides 
giving us some earnest, scripture-packed messages 
every night we had the privilege of Brother Kettell's 
ministry over the local radio station. Radio Station 
WKEY graciously gave us ten, fifteen minute broad- 
casts, enabling us to get the message out to a large 
number of homes. We also took Brother Kettell to 
Clifton Forge to the C. and C. Shops for two noon day 
meetings where he was able to preach to a large group 
of the railroad men. Mrs. Kettell and their daughter, 
Annabelle, came over for the last week of the revival 
and helped us with the children's meetings and in the 
Bible School. Mrs. Kettell gave some excellent Bible 
stories illustrated with the flannelgraph. Our church is 
indebted to these two consecrated workers for their un- 
tiring efforts during these special services. God blessed 
their efforts with twenty-eight decisions, folks were 
saved, some were added to the church membership and 
many others were brought into a closer walk with the 
Lord. 

Jesse Hall. 



REVIVAL SUCCESSFUL AT SUMMIT 
MILLS, PENNSYLVANIA 

Under the leadership of Rev. Henry Rempel, Evan- 
gelist, a very blessed two weeks of revival have recently 
been enjoyed at the Summit Mills Brethren Church, 
Summit Mills, Pennsylvania. Especially enjoyable dur- 
ing the series, known as "The Bible Centered Revival," 
was the abundance of fine music. Brother Rempel as- 
sisted in the singing and on the accordion. Congrega- 
tional singing was accompanied by both the piano and 
organ, numerous specials were enjoyed besides the 
nightly selections by the Church choir. True to the 
Word messages came from the lips of our Brother at 
each service. God kept His promise of honoring His 
Word, twelve souls receiving Christ as their personal 
Saviour, twenty stepping forward in genuine rededica- 
tion of life. The attendance averaged 90 per night. 
170 visitors enjoyed the services, 5,490 Bible chapters 
were read by the congregation during the two weeks. 
Much of the commendation for the success of this 
meeting belongs to the faithful Brethren who gathered 
each evening in definite prayer for the lost. These pre- 
prayer services witnessed a total attendance of 235. 

The first Sunday of the meeting, November 19, was 
devoted to the Sunday School Rally Day and the an- 
nual Fall communion of the Church. The largest con- 
gregations in the church's recent history participated 
in these services. 

Rev. Kenneth B. Ashman, Pastor 



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JANUARY 13, 1945 



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One early spring day I purposed to gather some 
violets blooming near the back side of the lawn. As 
to variety, these violets are delicate, artistic in struc- 
ture, having short stems holding 
them close to the earth, cuddling 
themselves down among the deep 
green velvet-like foliage. In col- 
or and texture they are mild and 
mellow, but best of all they are 
rich in a delightful fragrance, 
pleasant to all. 
As I stooped to pluck a flower, 
^'*' a pretty bee gently buzzed her- 

self on to the very one I was 

' about to pick. She was a nice 

D. F. Eikenberry jjj.^jg somebody; One of God's un- 

assuming useful creatures, never molesting anything 
or anyone, always busy at the work the Creator or- 
dained should be hers. Like so many other essential 
creatures, it took man centuries to fully understand 
the secrets of her life and mission. 

This little bee was beautiful and interesting. She 
minded her own personal affairs. And as she flew 
from flower to flower, she hummed that soothing mel- 
ody as only contented bees can. 

Inquired I of this busy little lady, "And why are you 
here this delightful morning?" 

She replied, "I am gathering the soul of these violets, 
the nectar, precious and sweet; for spring has come 
and flowers are blooming. Then, our Mother Queen 
is laying hundreds and hundreds of eggs every day 
and the hungry growing babies must be fed." 

Said I, "That is noble, indeed, of you to think so 
kindly of the needs of your many thousands of baby 
sisters tucked so snugly in their six-sided cradle cells." 
Speaking in a joyful, yet calm, soothing, buzzing 
tone, she answered, "Well that is my work and I enjoy 
it. I, too, love the warm sunshine and all kinds of 
flowers since they give food for me and all our family. 
Now may I ask, why are you here, seeing you can't sip 
the nectar from the flowers?" 

I replied, "I came to gather these violets that I 
might give them to comfort the weary soul of a sick 
friend. See, they are delightful in fragrance, 

"Oh," said the dear little bee, "these violets are 
beautiful and have a most pleasing fragrance, but I 
can't gather their beauty, neither their fragrance nor 
their poise of figure. I gather that which is needful for 
health strength and growth of body." 

"Very well, indeed, but I am gathering their beauty 
of color and texture, their sweetness of aroma to feed 
and comfort the soul." 

"So 'tis true for you, but I am only a bee. I have no 
soul. I gather according to my nature, to feed my 
nature. I am bound by what I am." 

"So it is written of all things, 'In the volume of the 
Book.' " Then after a pause I continued, "The Divine 
decree proclaims to the whole earth, 'Man cannot live 
by bread alone.' " 



Presently, for by now she had sipped from the last 
flower, she spread her frail, yet strong wings to return 
to her home of many thousands of sisters. Then in 
pensive mood she whispered, "You take the rare sweet ■ 
ne^s, the fragrance, the beauty of color and grace of 
form to feed the soul which abides forever, but I take 
the rich lifegiving nectar to feed the body that per- 
ishes. Each is necessary." 

Then she went away and was lost to me in the mul- 
titude of things. As she left me there alone among the 
humble little violets there came over me a calm loneli- 
ness. Even the little honey bee carries some of 
heaven's sparkling rays of interest and companionship. 
For she, too, is one of God's favored creatures and like 
the flowers, is a benevolent gift to man. 

Returning to the house I mused, "Food for the body, 
food for the soul ! And God put a little of each in the 
violet." 

"Yes, Israel's shepherd did sing; 'The heavens de- 
clare the. glory of God; and the firmament showeth his 
handiwork.' But, just as true, it is, that, the unassum- 
ing little violet, so bold to challenge the early spring- 
time, also showeth forth His glory and handywork, de- 
claring the goodness of God's providential care." 

Then said I, "Marvelous! How imaginative and gen- 
erous is the mind of the Holy Creator of all things. 




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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




Brethien National 



PROGRAM FOR FEBRUARY 4 

Theme— The South American Mission Field— "Civilized 
But Not Saved!" 

Scripture — Rom. 1:1-16 

Purpose — To become acquainted with the field, the 
missionaries, and the needs of our South American 
Work. 

Prayer Changes Things— U) Pray for the Children's 
Work, (2) Pray definitely for each missionary on 
the field, (3) Pray for the National Pastors, (4) 
Pray that more workers may be sent to the field, 
(5) Pray for the new candidates who will soon be 
leaving for the field. 

Suggestions to leader— Why not have a sketch of 
the lives of our South American Missionaries ready 
for presentation at this meeting. Your Missionary 
Handbook, available from your Pastor, will help. 
If possible, mimeograph these sketches and give a 
copy to each Endeavorer. 



CIVILIZED BUT NOT SAVED 
LEADER'S TALK — The Opportunity in South America 

A visitor from the United States observing the busi- 
ness life, the social activities and the general progress 
in the large cities of South America begins to wonder 
if the title "The Neglected Continent" should not be 
changed to the "Continent of Opportunity." 

Automobiles are running to and fro, limited now by 
the gas supply, movies a plenty, up to date business 
buildings with attractive window display, streets paved 
and lighted make the visitor feel very much at home. 
The use of modern conveniences such as electrical 
appliances, bath room with running water, heating 
facilities in countries where needed, such air con- 
ditioning and home furnishings all tell one that this is 
a country of coming opportunity. The educational pro- 
gram especially in Argentina is developing rapidly and 
soon the children of these large centers will be able 
to read and write and have some knowledge of mathe- 
matics. The United States can well look to her south- 
ern neighbor for large sales in the years ahead before 
she develops production machinery for herself. 

In the above field Argentina has led and need 
not yield second place to any of the republics. 
However in the field of religion she has gone backward. 
For four hundred years Argentina has been held back 
in religion, education and progress by the Roman 
Catholic church. Several years ago she threw off this 
yoke to some extent and immediately began to make 
rapid strides ahead. Investors were not afraid that the 
priests would seize their capital or take over their busi- 
ness once it began to show signs of success. Perhaps 
the dangers along this line may not become a menace 
to business again but one can never tell with Rome 
seeking to return to power. 
TOPIC I— The Field in South America 

Argentina still claims religious liberty and so far our 



Christian Endeavor 



missonaries and our property are not in danger but 
the task of spreading the gospel has become much more 
difficult and the opposition has shown itself as devil- 
ish as in the early days if there is the least chance of 
carrying out such a program. 

You have read from the missionaries in the pages 
of the Herald how the Catholics have been granted 
permission to hold classes in the public schools teacn- 
ing their faith. While it is true that the children of 
parents who object to their children attending these 
classes may be excused it is just as true that great 
pressure is used to make all boys and girls receive this 
instruction and the promotion is governed by it. 

To this we must add the writings and speeches of 
unconverted protestants v/ho have been advocating 
the recall of all Protestant missionaries from South 
America is support of the "Good Neighbor Policy" and 
leave the field entirely to Romanism. This suggestion 
has received enough response from some so called 
broad minded people to encourage its advocates in 
louder claims for it and it just adds one more difficulty 
to an already hard task of getting the Gospel of Sal- 
vation to every town and city in the district which 
has been given us to evangelize in Argentina. 

TOPIC II— The Missionaries in South America 

We praise God that we have a group of workers on 
the ground in Argentina that cannot be frightened 
away or slowed down no matter how hard the situation 
may become. Brethren Sickel and Maconaghy write 
of these problems but they have no notion of letting 
up. They understand from long experience how to 
handle opposition and are planning bigger efforts than 
ever and under God they will prevail. Then in the 
face of these conditions the Dowdys are back on the 
job. After over a year with the Brethren in the home 
land they go back with no intention of letting down on 
their program of spreading the Gospel. 

The writer also knows most of the National pastors, 
personally and he got acquainted with them when they 
were going through deep testings and they stood true 
then. They will do it again and we verily believe if it 
ctme to the point where our North American Mission- 
aries were compelled to leave they would carry on, 
being Brethren to the core. We do not expect this to 
happen but we have this confidence nevertheless. These 
men know the Latin mind and are stalwart preachers 
of the Gospel of Grace and we believe them capable 
of directing the work should the need arise. 

TOPIC III— The Recruits for South America 

Then, we are greatly encouraged by the two couples, 
the Hoyts and the Schrocks, who we believe will soon 
be on the way to the land of the Southern Cross. Those 
of you who saw and heard these young people at last 
conference know that they mean business and are not 
going out just for a little trip or to have the pleasure 
of learning a new language. They are going out as 
soul winners and their every ambition will be to present 



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the Lord Jesus Christ to a people who knows not God, 
praying and working that some may be saved. 

TOPIC IV— The Needs of South America 

Are we at home going to, "Hold the Ropes?" Will 
we furnish the prayer power? Will we supply the 
funds? Will we keep on furnishing new recruits? If tne 
answer is, YES, then should the Lord delay His return 
there will be many souls in Glory, saved by the power 
cf God, who have been gathered from Argentina be- 
cause some had the faith to believe that, "It (the Gos- 
pel) is the power of God unto salvation to every one 
that believeth; to the Jew first, and also the Greek." 

A. V. Kimmell, 
President, Foreign Board. 



PROGRAM FOR FEBRUARY 11 
BRETHREN NATIONAL C. E. DAY 

Leader: We suggest that the new president lead 
this program and that the members of the executive 
committee take active parts. Enjoy a good rousing 
song service and have the society repeat the C. E. 
Active Members' Pledge in unison. State the purpose 
of the meeting — to get better acquainted with the Na- 
tional Brethren C. E. Union. Suggest ways in which 
all members may take an active part in National C. E. 
endeavors — by becoming members of that Union. (In- 
formation and membership cards coming to you under 
separate cover) . Set forth the plans of your local so- 
ciety for the months ahead. Check with your group 
and see how many of the quarterly and yearly goals 
you have met — make plans for the completion of them 
all. Scripture Lesson — Romans 12. 

TOPIC I— THE HISTORY OF C. E. (See pamphlet on 
C. E. published by the Standard Publishing Co., a copy 
sent to you in last letter from the President) . 

TOPIC II— THE PURPOSE OF C. E.— Romans 12:1, 2. 

1. To win young people to Jesus Christ — Prov. 11:30. 

2.- To lead us to full surrender to Jesus Christ — 
2 Pet. 3:15-18. 

3. To train us for active Christian service in the 
Church. 

TOPIC III— THE GOALS FOR C. E. 

This is an opportune time to set forth the goals and 
projects of the National Brethren Christian Endeavor 
Union. Check your score on the goal chart. See the 
Brethren Missionary Herald, November 25, 1944, for a 
list of the projects. 

TOPIC IV— THE METHODS OF C. E.— I Cor. 14:40. 
1. Suggestions to the Leaders: 

a. Prepare your program fully and purposefully. 

b. Distribute topics and assignments at least one 
week in advance. 

c. Advertise your meeting with posters, cards, 
personal calls, etc. 

d. Tie your program together with transitory 
remarks between topics. 



2. Suggestions to the Speakers: 

a. Prepare your topic with Bible study and 
prayer. 

b. Do not read your topic — be fully prepared 
and present it as your own in order to make 
it more effective and more alive. 

c. Use the Scriptures mentioned skillfully. Tie 
your topic up to these Scriptures, they are 
more important than our own ideas. 

3. Suggestions to Officers: 

a. Know the responsibilities of your office and 
fulfill them. 

b. Prepare your part of the meeting in advance 
and know where you are going. 

c. Be examples of prayerfulness by consistent 
presence at the Pre-Prayer services. 

TOPIC V— THE FINANCES OF C. E.— Mai. 3:10. 

1. Every C. E. Member should be a Tither. 

2. Our Society Should present four main offerings 
during the year: 

a. Fall Quarter Offering to Home Missions. 

b. Winter Quarter Offering to Foreign Missions. 

c. Spring Quarter Offering to Evangelism and 
Jewish Missions. 

d. Summer Quarter Offering to C. E. Promo- 
tion. 

3. Our finances should be kept orderly. 

a. A record of all offerings received. 

b. A record of all expenses cared for. 

c. A record of all gifts presented. 

d. A quarterly statement to the society of bal- 
ance on hand. 

TOPIC VI— THE PROMOTION OF C. E. 

1. Weekly advertising in papers, bulletins, bulletin 
boards. 

2. Wide-awake meetings. 

a. Beginning on time — Closing on time. 

b. Speakers staying within time limits. 

c. Enthusiastic Leadership and speaking. 

3. Willingness to be a personal worker. 

TOPIC VII— THE POWER OF C. E. (Submit this topic 
to your pastor and ask him to speak a few words con- 
cerning the place and power of C. E. in the local 
Church program. Kenneth Ashman. 



TO THE PRESIDENT— Why not ask your pastor for 
the privilege of stressing C. E. before the congregation 
on this "C. E. DAY?" Perhaps your Society might take 
charge of the evening service. Stress C. E. in all the 
Sunday School classes of C. E. age. Enlist the help of 
all the departments of the Church in enlarging your 
endeavors. Advertise more abundantly this day with 
posters, bulletins, etc. Make your congregation con- 
scious of your local C. E. and the Brethren National 
C. E. Union. 



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PROGRAM FOR FEBRUARY 18 
THINGS OUR C. E. CAN DO FOR SERVICE MEN 

Purpose— To discover what we as C. E. members on 
the "home front" can do to assist other C. E. members 
on the "military front." 

Scripture Lesson — Ephesians 6:10-18. 

Leader— Our meeting is not to glorify war nor par- 
ticipation therein. It is our desire to see how we can 
best help our soldiers in walking close to the Lord in 
spite of the added temptations confronting them. The 
Leader of the meeting should have a list of all former 
C. E. members who are in the armed forces and should 
assign each name for definite prayer at the Pre-Prayer 
service. Have the addresses printed upon slips of paper 
and ask various society members to volunteer to write 
during the week. Urge the placing of suitable tracts 
in each letter to a serviceman. 

THINGS OUR C. E. CAN DO FOR SERVICEMEN 
By Leo Polman 

I. Remember them in our prayers. 

II. Write to them often. 

III. Send them small necessities, 

rv. Report to local society any news concerning them. 

V. Help those returning to get back into civilian life. 

Discussions. 

I. Remember them in our prayers. 1 Timothy 2:1. 

Intercessory prayer is commanded in the Word. How 
dare we send them out and not pray for them. We 
reed to read once again John 17:9-24, to see just how 
our blessed Lord was concerned for His followers. We 
cannot over estimate the need of prayer for our ser- 
vicemen. Many have found themselves in some crisis 
in their life and have testified that they have felt 
that spiritual power being manifested for them. In 
comparing notes, it has been found thatthey were being 
held up before the throne of God, in prayer at that 
very time, by some interested in them at home. Prayer 
not only changes things. Prayer changes people! 

II. Write them often. 

We ought to write them often. That letter from home 
or home folk does something to those away from home 
that is unexplainable. They want to hear from home 
and home folk. Someone has well said, "If you don't 
write, your wrong." The best proof of that statement 
would be to send some of you away from home for 
awhile and then through personal experience you 
would realize just what is meant. Then too, when we 
do write, let us be specific in your news. Give details. 
Those away from home will enjoy this. Do not bother 
t!:em with all the troubles at home. Remember the 
servicemen are up to their necks in trouble and they 
do not relish more of it. Give them the reports of the 
joys, happiness and such blessings that have come 
to you and others at home. Tell them what is going 
on at C. E., the local church as well as those things at 
home. 




III. Send them small necessities. 

Here we have to use some real judgment. Send only 
such things that will not spill or break readily. Cookies, 
candy and other home-made goodies are tops with 
servicemen. Tooth paste, soap, shaving cream, razor 
blades and other such items are always welcomed by 
servicemen. Keep in mind that they do not have a 
store just around the corner as we have here at home. 
Do they have a Bible? 

IV. Report to local society any news concerning them. 

The very fact that you are informing the servicemen 
of what is going on at home, we need to inform our 
society of any news we have concerning them. This 
information will give individuals some things to write 
about, when writing to those away from home. I have 
seen mimeographed news sheets which have not only 
carried messages from the local society and church to 
the servicemen. These have also carried messages that 
have been received from the servicemen. These have 
been handed out in local society and sent out to every 
serviceman. Good idea. Try it. 

V. Have some part witnessing to servicemen stationed 
near at home. 

Perhaps your city has a Christian Servicemen's Cen- 
ter. If so, here is a wonderful opportunity to witness 
and testify to men away from home ties. Perhaps your 
church or society can have many of these attend your 
regular services. If so, what a privilege to minister to 
many who are lonesome and many times homesick. 
Have special services or social times for them occasion- 
ally. Many have found the Lord through such efforts. 
Suggest what your society can do. 

VI. Help those returning to get baclt into normal 
civilian living. 

Too many times we make heroes of those who go to 
service and then forget all about them when they re- 
turn. Remember that there is no better group of people 
in all the world who can help to bring these boys PacK 
into real living than Christian men and women. It 
IS a real job and a big one too, to help these men back 
to spiritual things especially. We must remember that 
many of these returning home have been away from 
the regular attendance of church services and been re- 
moved from spiritual influences. Many, no doubt, will 
be taking the course of least resistance and the result 
of this will be a reluctance to go to services of them- 
selves. Let's help them. And may it be that they will 
not be disappointed when they do attend our services. 
Let's not fail them! 

Leader — If time permits, point out the Spiritual 
Armour needed for walking acceptably before the 
Lord. Show how much more effective it is than the 
worldly armour of men. 



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JANUARY 20, 1945 



NO. 3 



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ANOTHER SELF-SUPPORTING BRETHREN CHURCH IN FIVE YEARS 
GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH, WATERLOO, IOWA 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Congratulations to Waterloo, Iowa! 



The Directors of the Brethren Home Missions Coun- 
cil take great pleasure in presenting the Waterloo 
Church to the brotherhood as a finished congregation. 
Well do we remember the first invitation we received 
to visit that city and meet with the faithful group 
v/hose hearts were burdened for the faith that they 
love. The folks had met a couple of times before in 
homes. They had already tentatively raised over 
$2000 for the purchase of some lots they had in mind, 
but they were not organized as yet. On that first time 
V. e met with them they effected an organization. They 
chose the name. Grace Brethrn Church. Then they 
were off to a real start. 

They began meeting in a school building which was 
just across the stteet from the lots they had just pur- 
chased. These folks were not the kind to sit and wait 
for things to happen. They made things happen. Soon 
they had the dirt flying getting the excavation ready 
for the foundaton. Once they started, things kept 
right on going till they were in the building with their 
meetings. Beginning in October of 1939, they dedi- 
cated the building less than 90 days later on the frst 
Sunday in January, 1940. Few churches have been 
built in the east m less time than this. Had it not 
been for the able and consecrated leadership and di- 
rection of affairs by Brother Cleve Miller such prog- 
ress could not have been realized at all. He is a mem- 
ger of this congregation, a Director of the Brethren 
Home Mission Council, and a building contractor by 
profession. The work could not have been committed 
to better and more devoted hands. 

From the day that the Home Missions Council under- 
took for this testimony for Christ in Waterloo we have 
had the finest of cooperation and unity with this fine 
group of people. Of course there followed many tests 
and trials, sacrifices and sufferings, heartaches and 
headaches, for Satan is always on hand to hinder such 
works. But the real people of the church never 
vavered, but kept right on through thick and thin. 

Imagine our surprise and pleasure just one year ago 
when we received a letter from the pastor stating that 
the congregation would like to know if the Home Mis- 
sions CouncU would provide half of the remaining in- 
debtedness on the building if the Congregation would 



raise the other half by January 1, 1945! Three weeks 
ago the Council's check for their half was sent out 
and the people already had their half ready. Today 
this Waterloo Church building is entirely free from 
debt and we are celebrating the occasion with a week 
of special services. 

Brother Frank Coleman was the first pastor of this 
congregation. Brother J. C. Beal, now wth the Lord, 
followed him. Each one contributed his share to the 
progress of this work. Too much could not be said re- 
garding the work of the present pastor, Brother Arnold 
Kriegbaum. From the day of his arrival on the field 
the whole complexion of the work took on a new life. 
Changes have come so fast; achievement after achieve- 
ment has followed until, in just one year and four 
months this tremendous accompUshment has been 
realized. The church membership has grown steadily. 
The Sunday School enrollment has risen to a high of 
over 200. And now they have plans for a new addition 
to the present building for Sunday School and young 
people's [work. 



The directors of the Home Missions Council rejoice 
over all these happy works under God, and express 
Iheir joy in having had a part in this great work. The 
entire Brotherhood by their gifts through the years 
have enabled the directors to stand by faithfully. God 
has been over all and without Him nothing could have 
been done. We give Him all the glory. 

Brethren, the FIVE-YEAR FLAN WORKS! 

It worked at Waterloo. 




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Waterloo s Testimony 




Arnold R. Kriegbaun 



WILLING WORKERS IN WATERLOO 

Arnold R. Kriegbaum, Pastor 

A more cooperative group of workers would be diffi- 
cult to find than is found in the Grace Brethren Church 
at Waterloo. Here one finds an energetic group of be- 
lievers with a real vision for 
Jesus Christ. "Where there is no 
vision, the people perish." We 
praise God, the Waterloo Churcn 
is not without a vision. 

The mortgage is burned. The 
church is cleared of debt. How- 
ever, we dare not become dor- 
mant, and for us the future holds 
out a challenge. Already we plan 
for the future, lest when the 
Lord comes He should find us 
unoccupied. 

(1) We rejoice in the Lord that we have three or 
four young men and two young women who are defin- 
itely headed for full-time Christian service. 

(2) We praise the Lord that one of our young men 
will graduate from Grace Theological Seminary this 
March, and that God has permitted us to have the 
privilege of sending forth Brother and Sister Lynn 
Schrock as our missionaries to Argentina, South 
America. 

(3) We thank Him that He has made it possible for 
us to bear a testimony from our church nightly through 
our new neon sign which can be seen for a goodly dis- 
tance. 

(4) We claim his grace to enable us to go forward 
with plans for a $25,000 Bible School building, which is 
badly needed to meet our present needs. 

(5) With the coming of post-war days we desire to 
secure an electric organ which would greatly add to 
our worship services. 

(6) Our eyes are not closed to the region about us, 
and we plan to branch out and establish a testimony 
in a neighboring town. 

Brethren, pray for us as we remember you at tne 
throne of grace. We have yet to see the depths of the 
glory of God's grace ! 



OUR BIBLE SCHOOL 
By V. W. Schrock 

To Him who has promised to supply all our needs 
according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus, be all 
the praise for the victories won in Grace Brethren Bible 
School during the past five years. 

We shall never forget how on a stormy, cold January 
day a small group gathered in our new church home 
for the first Bible School hour. We were so filled with 
love and thanksgiving for all His blessings, that that 
first gathering was spent in praise and prayer. 

From that day on we have witnessed a steady growth 
until today we have a Bible School fully organized with 
6 departments ranging from the Cradle Roll up to 
the Adult Department. We have 19 classes, and our 
average attendance is around 140, our record atldnd- 
ance being 192. 

We do not have ample room to meet the demands, 
of our work. Plans are being considered for a Bible 
School Building, fully equipped to handle the children 
and youth entrusted to our care. 

Each year the Bible School conducts a Daily Vacation 
Bible School which has reached many children for our 
Lord and has given us many fine contacts in this part 
of our city. 

Pray with us that our teachers may lead children to 
the Lord and then out into full-time Christian service 
as pastors, missionaries and workers for our fast grow- 
ing Brethren Church. 




The Waterloo Choir — Miss Pauline Sutherland, Director, front 




Waterloo Sunday School Group 

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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



a 3we-yewc-CM Man 



BY CLEVE G. MILLER 



I have been asked to write on this subject, so of 
necessity I must relate how this man came into exist- 
ence. Birth had to tal5;e place and the necessary facili- 
ties and accommodations found to care for this new 
born babe. The proper food had to be provided by com- 
petent doctors to encourage growth. All these were 
necessary if this babe were to mature to manhood, and 
walk by himself. 

The ultimate birth of the aforesaid man was the out- 
growth of the unhappy relationship that was experi- 
enced at the conference of 1939 at Winona Lake, In- 
diana. The controversy experienced there had a far- 
reaching effect. 

Upon my return from this never-to-be-forgotten 
meeting the folks here wanted to know the proceedincs 
of the conference. A meeting was called and after 
relating to the group as best we could, our findings, 
definite steps were taken. Immediately there was born 
out of travail a new babe. After several meetings in 
homes and after much prayer for wisdom and guidance 
we were led to organize our group into a church. With 
the fine help of the Brethren Home Missions Council 
the work was completely organized and plans formu- 
lated. 

A building committee consisting of Mr. Cleve G. Mil- 
ler, Mr. Louis E. Deits, Mr. Graham Hay, Mrs. A. A. 
Bontrager and Mrs. Ben Wengard was chosen and in 
several days lots were secured. A service of dedication 
was conducted 6n the grounds. The plans for the 
building were drawn. The work of excavation was be- 
gun. The work progressed rapidly and with the help 
of tractors and teams which were donated, we went 
steadily forward. The County even sent trucks to help, 
because the Creator saw fit to make the soil which 
was being excavated an unusual road building material 
which was greatly desired by the County. The actual 
construction went forward, and as a present day mir- 
acle unusual weather prevailed during the time of 
construction and until the building was enclosed. The 
first Lord's Day in January, 1940, we held our first meet- 
ing in our new home, although it was not completed. 

Prior to the time of the completion of our building, 
we held our meetings in the Lowell School which is 
located across the street from our church. The Lowell 



School is one of the newest and finest in the city. Dur- 
iiig this time the fundamental ministers of the City of " 
Waterloo responded in a very fine Christian way, and 
v.'e have had unusual fellowship wtih the fundamental 
churches of the city ever since. 

The late Dr. J. C. Beal came to us for several months 
until Elder Frank Coleman could come as our first full 
time pastor. During the ministry of Brother Coleman 
we were able to finish the basement and complete some 
of the other inside details. During this period the 
charter membership was held open and a number of 
families came from other churches who proved to be 
a boost in our work. Our Bible School grew steadily. 

When Brother Coleman left to take up radio work 
in AUentown, Pennsylvania, the church gave a unani- 
mous call to Dr. J. C. Beal to return for at least one 
year or until another pastor could be secured. During 
the ministry of Dr. Beal our church experienced a real 
feast in the Word of God as well as a time of deepening 
in the spiritual lives of our people. The article: "A 
Tribute to Dr. Beal" expresses the sentiment of the 
congregation. Dr. Beal remained with us longer than 
he had formerly planned but he felt it was his duty to 
remain until a permanent pastor could be secured. It 
was through the influence of Dr. Beal that our present 
pastor, Elder Arnold R. Kriegbaum was led to accept 
the call to become pastor of our church. 

Immediately upon the arrival of our present pastor 
a very definite surge of new life was felt throughout 
our entire group. A sense of stability gripped our 
people. A fine parsonage was purchased. Immediate 
steps were taken to liquidate the church debt. The re- 
sults are now a proven fact for on December 31, 1944 
our mortgage was burned at an impressive ceremony 
and the building presented to the Lord with much 
thanksgiving for the wonderful way the Home Missions 
Council gave financial and administrative aid until 
this "five year old man" was able to stand alone. 

We covet the prayers of the Council and of the en- 
tire Brotherhood that under God we may be able to 
carry the message of Life and Hope to the people of 
Waterloo as well as to open new fields in our district 
which are so sorely needed. 




Adult Department of the Waterloo Bible School 

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JANUARY 20, 1945 



JUNIOR CHURCH AT WATERLOO 
By Ralph Grady 

The Lord has blessed our Junior Church here at 
Waterloo, and as a result we have a live and growing 
group of boys and girls. Our group consists largely of 
Primaries and Juniors, with an average attendance of 
about 30. 

Our pianist is a member of the Junior Church. The 
first part of our service is taken up with choruses and 
hymns', and musical numbers by the children. We are 
reading Paul Hutchens' "Sugar Creek Gang" books 
during the story period; about twenty minutes of the 
service is devoted to simple Bible study. At present 
v^e are studying the importance of tracts and memor- 
izing of Scripture which fits in with personal evange- 
lism. 

Many of our children come from homes where they 
have little or no Christian fellowship and a-s their par- 
ents are unsaved and uninterested in the things of the 
Lord, our responsibility toward them is doubly great. 
Therefore our main object is winning the boys and 




Waterloo Junior Church 

girls for Christ. Results have been a great blessing 
as several have accepted Him as their Lord and 
Saviour. 

Our prayer is that boys and girls of this age might 
be saved, and render an entire life of service to Him. 



I FOUND THE LORD PRECIOUS 
By Elsie Brandhorst 

On October 24, 1943 I found the Lord at the Grace 
Brethren Church in Waterloo, Iowa. I remember the 
day because my heart was heavy and the Holy Spirit 
was working. Finally, I surrendered my all to Him. 
Realizing I could not serve two masters, I yielded my 
life into His hands. Jesus Christ is my Master. I'm 
glad that the door of my heart was opened by the 
Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ entered. Having accepted 
Him as my Saviour I dedicated my life to Him to be 
used as He desires. At present it seems the Lord is lay- 
ing on my heart the missionary field in New Mexico. 
His will be done. Young people, accept Him now and 
give your all to Him. Don't wraste the years of your 
life. 




Bible School Bi 



stormy day — December 10, 1944. L. E. Deltz, driv 



PUTTING WATER IN THE WELL 
L. E. Deits 

As a rule you take water from a well, but strange as 
it may seem we are endeavoring to put "water" in the 
well. I have been asked to write a few words about 
)ny privilege, for I count it a privilege, of bringing 
children in the Sunday School bus to the "place of 
filling." 

Many are the blessings we have received in our 
bringing to Bible School each Lord's Day from 30 to 
55 children. It is the natural desire of a child to riae 
a bus, thus a bus is a proven asset. On one corner a 
family of four children were picked up and brought 
to Bible School. Because of the expended effort d1 
those four in their neighborhood there are now 18 
picked up at that same corner every Lord's Day morn- 
ing. Only eternity will reveal what further blessings He 
has in store from that one stop, out of the many. 

The use of the bus has proven a means of reaching 
adults too. The first stop of the bus may be to pick up 
but one child, but what a happy sight when finally the 
entire family is seen driving to church, where the 
'Water of the Word" is placed in empty wells. 

A word should be said about the place of "filling." 
What would be gained if we brought this precious load 
to "bitter waters." We praise God our blesesd Lord 
has answered prayer. Our teachers are spirit filled. 
Our pastor keeps the teaching staff filled to overflow- 
ing with the "Water of the Word." To all God's bless- 
ings we say, "Thank you, Lord Jesus." 




The official Board. Waterioo, Iowa 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



A CHURCH MEMBER FINDS THE LORD 

JESUS CHRIST 

By Stanley McCallum 

The Word of God tells us in Acts 16:31 "Believe on 
the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and thy 
house." 

In writing this' testimony I find that it reads like so 
many others, first blindly trying to "do your best into 
Heaven." Like so many other testimonies, the be- 
ginning was despair and confusion; the end, hope and 
salvation. From boyhood I had been attending differ- 
ent denominations seeking something that I could not 
find. I was inconsistent, attending church regularly 
for a time, then for perhaps a long time not entering 
a church. To say the least, spiritually I was miserable. 

I know now that I was under conviction, for in at- 
tending evangelistic services from time to time, I had 
the greatest urge to step out. However, Satan won out 
in each case simply because I did not know that sal- 
vation was a gift of God, and I always put off taking 
this step, promising myself that I would "clean house' 
and try to do better so that the next opportunity would 
find me all cleaned up and in shape to go forward to 
meet the Lord. 

I failed utterly because I never could clean up, and 
the more times that I tried, the more times I failed. 
I had smoked cigarettes for years and many is the time 
the pack was laid up at night for good, I thought, only 
to be hunted up in the morning. This fight within my- 
self went on a number of years. 

At last the truth was made known unto me, "Believe 
on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved and 
thy house" — "For God so loved the world that he gave 
His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth on Him 
should not perish but have everlasting life." At last 
the blindness had been removed. I could see that no 
person could clean up his life in such a way that he 
would be fit to come to God, and not only that, but 
the Lord didn't want one to clean up his own life to 
pay him for salvation. The gift of God is eternal life. 
It is not of works lest any man should boast. 

Needless to say, I stepped forward April 2, 1944 on 





Waterloo Intermediate Department 

faith that Jesus would wash away my sin, and He did. 
Through His help, I was able to do away with the 
things that prevented my testifying for Him. Where 
in the past smoking had been impossible to control by 
myself, with the Lord's help I was able to quit. Other 
things were as easily overcome with God's help. He 
washed my sins away and He will yours, too, if you 
will accept Him as your Saviour. 

As for my family, my oldest boy was saved during 
Vacation Bible School at the Grace Brethren Church 
which was being conducted by Paul Hutchens that par- 
ticular afternoon. My wife was saved at the Grace 
Brethren Church, too, where we later joined and have 
been enjoying the Christian fellowship of God's people 
ever since. Our youngest son is three and a half so 
hasn't reached the age of accountability, but I have 
faith that when he does, he will know Jesus as Lord 
and Saviour. 



Waterloo Primary Department 



ONE OF OUR BOYS AT THE FRONT 

Freeman Moser, Jr. So. M. United States Navy 

"I want to thank you for your much looked for letter 
and the little booklets. It's always good to hear how 
everything is coming along on the church front. 

We are holding regular services on our ship now. We 
print our own program after field day each week. Soon 
we hope to get a portable organ and a public address 
system. You see the ship's engines make so much noise 
that it is hard to hear ten feet away. The services are 
held in the mess hall and we have a little pulpit. I'm 
not a very good speaker nor can I preach, but the Lord 
is with us in our humble efforts I'm certain. Please 
pray that the Lord will bless and that some good will 
come of the whole thing. I say this because most of 
the crew are devout Catholics and therefore it seems 
hopeless." 

(Pastor's comment: This is one young man we hope 
by God's grace to see in our Seminary preparing for 
the Gospel ministry. Two others of our young men in 
the United States Navy who feel called to full time 
Christian work are: Kenneth B. Alderman R. T. 3/c 
and Ensign Marvin Miller. We praise God for these 
lives which have been dedicated to Him.) 



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JANUARY 20, 1945 




Waterloo Vacation Bible School Band, 1944 

WHAT THE GRACE BRETHREN CHURCH 

MEANS TO MY FAMILY 

By Claude Poyner 

In this day in which we live it is more evident than 
ever before that we need a fundamental church and a 
God-fearing preacher in its pulpit. I thank the Omnip- 
otent hand of God for leading me to such a church. 
We have had our needs met in the Grace Brethren 
Church of Waterloo, Iowa. 

Having been saved since I was fourteen years of age 
and baptized in another faith, it appears that I was 
led through the years from that faith to the Grace 
Brethren Church where I might find the spiritual food 
that my soul needed. The Lord definitely led me to 
build a home for my family in the very vicinity where 
this, our new church home, was to be built; and where 
my wife and I were later to become members. Both 
my wife and I and our eldest son have been baptized 
and upon confession of faith have been taken into the 
fellowship of this church. 

I thank God for the men and women who have helped 
make this church possible, and also for the called of 
God who have faithfully laboured and preached the 
true Gospel of grace within it's four walls. It is here 
in this church that men and women are brought face 
to face with Christ and my prayer is (if our Lord tarry) 
that many more— yes, hundreds more might be built 
throughout this nation of ours where from the pulpits 
the grace of God may be proclaimed to a dying world. 

Again, let me say, "thank you Lord for saving my 
soul;" and for the ministry of the Grace Brethren 
Church; for I have seen some of the fruits of its har- 
vest in my home. 



WINNING CHILDREN FOR CHRIST IN 
WATERLOO 

By Mrs. Cleve G. MiUer 

Older people of this day and age seem to have little 
or no desire for the things of God. Many young people 
are so taken up with the things of the world that the 
call to worship and the study of God's Word have no 
appeal. But, boys and girls are still eager to hear the 
Gospel stories. More and more we realize the need of 
winning them for Christ before Satan wins them. The 
Child Evangelism Fellowship is meeting this need. It 
has spread to 30 countries in eight years. Through this 
endeavor thousands of children have been won for 
Christ. In II Timothy 3:15 Paul speaking of Timothy 
said: "And from a child thou hast known the holy 
scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto sal- 
vation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." It must 
have been his mother and grandmother (II Timothy 
1:5) who taught him the scriptures in his childhood. 
The home is the place they should first hear God's 
Word. It should be the duty of parents to win their 
own child for Jesus Christ. If they faU, the responsi- 
bility must of necessity rest on the teachers of Bible 
classes or the minister. 

Three Child Evangelism Classes are sponsored by the 
women of our church. One of these classes has started 
on its sixth year with an average attendance of 74. 
Another class is in its second year with an average 
attendance of 40. The third class is one composed of 
colored children in another section of our city with an 
average attendance of 46. Out of these classes many 
decisions have been made for Jesus Christ. We sow 
the seed, and we let the Lord take care of the increase. 
If the mind is stored with God's Word whUe young, 
there is material present for the Holy Spirit to use at 
the appointed time. Some conversions have been the 
result of scriptures stored away in their hearts at child- 
hood. Let us not be weary in well doing for in due 
season we shall reap if we faint not. Christ in the 
heart of a child will help solve our juvenile problem. 




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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



WE THANK THE HOME MISSIONS COUNCIL 
By Edwin Schrock 

"We are bound to thank God always for you, breth- 
ren, and it is meet, because that your faith groweth 
exceedingly, and the love of every one of you toward 
each other aboundeth; so that we ourselves glory in 
you in the churches of God for your patience and faith 
in all your persecutions and tribulations which ye 
endure" (2 Thess. 1:3-4). 

The truth of the maxim "a friend in need is a friend 
indeed" has again been demonstrated in the help which 
the Home Missions Council has been to the Grace 
Brethren Church. I believe that had we been discour- 
aged, instead of encouraged and assisted, when as a 
band of thirty we were contemplating the work, that 
today there would not be the Christian testimony of 
the Grace Brethren Church on Williston Avenue and 
Minnesota Street. For your confidence and faith we 
thank you. 

We speak not as having attained, but we do thank 
you for your prayers, constructive suggestions, encour- 
aging visits to the field, and your financial assistance, 
which makes it possible today thanks be unto God, to 
look forward to a temporal "mortgage burning" and a 
spiritual harvest of souls until He shall come. 

We thank you brethren and hope to prove by our 
support in the years to come our sincerity that it might 
bring glory to Him and opportunity to other communi- 
ties. Again we say "thank you." 



TRIBUTE TO DR. BEAL 

N. J. Fike 

"I thank my God upon every remembrance" of Dr. 
Beal whose sweet ministry was used of God to enrich 
our knowledge of the Word. His was preeminently a 
ministry of teaching and soul wnning. His humble and 
submissive spirit truly touched our innermost being. 
His prayer life captivated our very souls and was the 
secret of his devoted life in Christ. 

The Epistle of John, we cannot read, but what Dr 
Beal's teaching illuminates every portion. The presence 
of Dr. Beal in our home proved to be a great blessing 
to our lives. 

Only eternity will reveal how timely, fruitful and 
faithful his ministry was to the Grace Brethren Church, 
during his two year pastorate. Poor health made it 
necessary for Dr. Beal to resign from this his last pas- 
torate before his death. Through the efforts of Dr. Beal, 
our present pastor was secured. 




SEEKING A FUNDAMENTAL CHURCH 

By Harold Parker 

Sometime after accepting Jesus Christ as my per- 
sonal Saviour through the simple preaching of the 
Gospel over the "Old Fashioned Revival Hour" con- 
ducted by Charles Fuller, my wife and I began seeking 
a fundamental church, one that taught and preached 
salvation through the blood of Christ. 

In looking for this type of church we found many 
churches with form but little power. We heard preach- 
ing about how to live the Christian life, but little sound 
Gospel. We heard about how to get to heaven by do- 
ing good, but we heard little preaching about salvation 
by grace. We were seeking a church where the contents 
of Ephesians 2:8 and 9 was preached. 
. We were not satisfied, for although we were seeking 
— we were not finding. We were not being spiritually 
fed and we were hungry for the Bread of Life. We 
sought to know more of His Word. God definitely led 
us to the Grace Brethren Church, where Christ is ex- 
alted, and where He has a work for us to do as co- 
laborers in the Lord. 

We look upward to that blessed day when Christ shall 
come "in the clouds" to call His own unto Himselr. 



YOUNG PEOPLE AT WATERLOO, IOWA 

By Curtis Glessner 

The Lord has blessed our family and the rest of the 
congregation in many ways, mostly by answered 
prayer. In answer to our prayers many souls have been 
saved, and we are still praying for more, especially for 
the young people. 

Our High School class has been growing and we hope 
and pray it will keep on growing. 

Every Thursday night the young people from four- 
teen years on up have a time of fun and devotion. First 
we play games, have quizzes, or special parties as the 
occasion calls for it, such as Halloween, Christmas, and 
Thanksgiving. Sometimes we have outdoor campfires, 
and we had one hay ride and a barn party. Then, we 
gather around and sing songs and have a short talk 
from the Bible which usually includes pointers on how 
to be saved or the walk and testimony of a Christian. 
We close with prayer and by that time the girls have 
a little lunch ready for us. 

The young people's work is under the direction of our 
pastor who is assisted by two capable workers, Miss 
Pauline Sutherland, a graduate of Iowa State Teach- 
er's College and Miss Bernice Preble, a graduate of 
Northwestern Bible College. 



Waterloo Junior Department 



OPPORTUNITY 

Did you ever stop to think, my friend. 

This world is what you make it. 
And any good thing you desire, 

Is yours, if you will take it? 
Why, you can make your soul so bright, 

With such a glowing light. 
That all your friends will gaze at you, 

And think the sun is shining. 

Edith R. Jenks. 



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JANUARY 20, 1945 



TWO MISSIONARIES HEADED SOUTH 

Lynn Schrock 

As we have been asked to write this article we have 
been impressed with the fact that God's grace is not 
limited to His saving lost sinners from an eternal doom. 
It is also to be traced in the wonderful truth that He 
condescends to us those same sinners, saved by grace, 
to carry the message of good news to those who are 
''in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and 
imto the uttermost part of the earth." 

Since my wife and I are the two mentioned in the 
above caption, we feel pretty well qualified to say that 
our decision to preach the Gospel in Argentina, South 
America was not a hasty one. We weighed the issues 
carefully and were slow to make the decision. We 
thought of leaving loved ones, the conveniences of the 
home land, and the many other things involved. But 
God continued to speak. By this we do not mean that 
we heard His audible voice nor did we see a vision. 
Rather, God's call to us came through three unspec- 




Mr. and Mrs. Lynn D. Schrock 

tacular, yet convincing challenges. There is the call 
of a needy people. A people whose life is filled with 
religion and religious rites. But the fact remains that 
it is a people without the Saviour whom you and 1 
know. The second challenge to us was the command 
of our Lord, echoing across the centuries— "Go ye into 
all the world and preach the gospel." These words had 
become valid in our lives for we had professed Him as 
our Lord and Saviour. How could we turn our backs 
upon His command and yet maintain our profession as 
His servants? But another call continued to pull at 
our hearts. It was this call that gave added importance 
to the other two in our eyes. This was the call of the 
Spirit of God. We feel confident that this subjective 
call is as real as the former two objective imperatives. 
How else could the issues of the unseen be impressed 
upon our thinking if the Spirit of God did not make 
them real? This call came through the agency of a 
multitude of providential events. However, the climax 
of all of these came in a chapel service here at Grace 
Seminary when our Brother Dowdy spoke of the need 
and challenge of our Brethren field in Argentina. That 
noon I went home and mentioned to my wife that we 
had better apply to the Mission Board as volunteers for 
the Argentina field. She replied, "Yes, I heard that 
Brother Dowdy spoke at the chapel period this morn- 
ing." God had been speaking to her as well. - 

Of particular interest for this issue of the Herald is 
the fact that our home church, yet a mission churcli 
at that time, took on our support as their missionaries. 

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WOMEN AT WORK IN WATERLOO, IOWA 

By Jessie Bontrager 

At the end of the year it is customary to look bacs 
and cast up the accounts; so it seems good to us at 
this time to review the work of the women in Grace 
Brethren Church from the beginning of the church in 
September, 1939, to this time. 

The Fidelis class, composed of the young married 
v/omen of the congregation, has grown from a charter 
membership of eight to twenty. They have had a 
goodly number of projects among which were the spon- 
soring of purchase of Venetian blinds for the main 
auditorium, furnishing the study, equipping the nurs- 
ery with books and toys, and providing new chairs for 
the Beginners department. 

The other women's classes have also had their part 
in furnishing and equipping such rooms as the parlor 
and kitchen, having cupboards installed, making rugs 
and so forth. 

Our Women's Missionary Council met for organiz- 
ation with nineteen ladies in attendance. At the pres- 
ent time our roll carries thirty-seven names. We are 
financed entirely by free will offering, and have been 
privileged to contribute to the national work each year. 
We send bags of clothing and toys regularly to the 
work at Clayhole, Kentucky. The senior sisterhood girls 
sent a layette last year, and the juniors made a baby 
comforter for their gift. 

Making calls has been a major project of all groups. 
Many contacts have been made and much good accom- 
plished by the consistent calling of the ladies. In the 
final estimate, we consider our spiritual growth the 
greatest achievement in these past five years. Our 
highest goal is to serve our Lord and Master accept- 
ably until He calls us to our eternal home. 



WATCH AND PRAY 

Charles Wesley 

Christian; seek not yet repose, 
Cast thy dreams of ease away; 

Thou art in the midst of foes; 
Watch and pray. 

Principalities and powers, 
Mustering their unseen array, 

Wait for thy unguarded hours; 
Watch and pray. 

Gird thy heavenly armour on. 
Wear it ever night and day; 

Ambush lies the evil one; 
Watch and pray. 

Hear the victors who o'ercame; 

Still they mark each warrior's way; 
All with one sweet voice exclaim. 

Watch and pray. 

Hear, above all, hear thy Lord, 

Him thou lovest to obey; 
Hide within thy heart His word; 

Watch and pray. 

Watch, as if on that alone 
Hung the issue of the day; 

Pray that help may be sent down; 
Watch and pray. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



/Jc^icU Uie Maticui. 



with 



/?. Paul MdUfi 



TWO WEEKS OF BLESSING AT PORTIS- 

For the fourth time we have had the privilege cf 
working with the people of Portis, Kansas, in a revival 
campaign. Each time has been a happy experiencp, 
and we believe this was in many ways no exception. 
The success of a revival is not always measured in the 
number of those who make decisions. We have learned 
that long ago. Many times meetings that have large 
numbers of decisions do not leave any lasting benefit 
with the church. 

It is our feeling that this is the situation in this 
meeting. Former meetings have registered many more 
decisions, but we believe that this meeting was used of 
God to reach some situations within the church that 
should be corrected according to the wUl of God. None 
of our churches arc without their troubles, and Portis 
has had her share and it seems a little more, but we 
believe that God is working them out to His own glory. 
Some of God's choice saints form the heart of this 
congregation and we cherish their friendship and fel- 
lowship through the years. The fine spirit of loyalty 
and patience shown in working out the problems is a 
great testimony to them all. We rejoice to see it. 

Brother Davis, the pastor, is loved by all, both inside 
and outside of the church. He has shown remarkable 
faith, patience and courage in his years of ministry. 
He deserves much credit for this. It is easy to tear uo 
a church, but it is not so easy to lead it through deep 
waters and hold it together and hold the love of all 
concerned. He seems to be doing this. He is a faithful 
workman. 

The attendance at these meetings was good, especi- 
ally among the men. The faithfulness of the choir was 
exceptional. The hospitality of all was superb. We 
greatly enjoyed the stay in the home of Brother and 
Sister Davis. May 'the abundant grace of our Father 
God be with them all and lead them forth in the 
greatest work for Christ that they have ever done. 



of the word. God has wrought a real change within 
and without this church and in the community. Things 
have been changing and they are now in the course ol 
changing. There is the finest spirit of confidence 
within the congregation relative to their own work. 
The same spirit is shown in the community toward 
the church. This has not always been so, but it is abso- 
lutely necessary to have this confidence if the churcn 
is going to enjoy success in reaching people for Christ. 
The atmosphere in the church was easy to preach in. 
Never was there better attention to the preaching, nor 
was there more faithful attendance at the meetings on 
the part of the men of the community. That is a mighty 
good sign as to a church's esteem in the eyes of the 
town. 

There were conversions, but we will let the pastor 
talk about that. There were rededications. There were 
homes transformed, and family altars established. 
There were many hearts made mightily conscious of 
the fact that all men outside of Christ were lost re- 
gardless of how m-oral they may be. That is a new 
thing to a lot of people. There were some who were 
n-iade conscious of the fact that God cares about their 
stewardship and measures their love by their gifts to 
Him. All in all it was peculiarly blessed meeting in 
many ways. 

It was really hard to say goodbye to them all this 
time. God is blessing pastor and people and that 
makes working in such a congregation a very precious 
experience. May His abundant grace abide with them 
all, until He comes. It will, I am sure, and greater 
things will come out of Martinsburg. 



THE REVIVAL AT MARTINSBURG— 

This was also a fourth meeting. These good folks 
have a remarkable gift of patience to put up with us 
for four meetings. We told them so. A call to Martms- 
burg means the return to a fellowship with old friends. 
It means the chance to renew our efforts to win some 
souls who we failed to win before. This time it meant, 
for the first time in my life, the privilege of holding 
a meeting in a church of which my own son is pastor. 
Needless to say, this meeting meant a lot to me. 

Not only was it a precious time of delight In his 
home, but it was a rich time of blessing in the ministry 



GOOD NEWS FROM WADSWORTH— 

"Just a line to tell you how the Lord has been work- 
ing at our field in Wadsworth, Ohio. We set aside Sun- 
day, November 5 for our Rally Day. We placed our goal 
at 60 and prayed and worked to reach it. We fell short 
of our goal by 2, but the Lord blessed our service to 
His glory, for several hands were raised in decision for 
Christ. 

"During the month of November we have averaged 
41 in our Church and Sunday School services. 

"Sunday afternoon, November 26, after much prayer 
v;e decided to hold a meeting in the local school audi- 
torium. We invited a radio quartet and trio to help us 
in this service. The Lord led marvelously in the meet- 
i-(igs which were well attended by the community. A 
very conservative figure for the attendance was 250. 
The meeting placed our work before the community 
and will help us a great deal from now on. 

"We are asking that you continue to pray for us here 
at Wadsworth. Though the Lord has been blessing us, 
the Devil has also been doing his best to interfere, but 
God is able. Pray that souls will continue to find Christ, 
and that the work in general will continue to grow. 

Yours because of Calvary, 



M. R. Walter, pastor." 



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JANUARY 20, 1945 



A YEAR'S WORK IN THE NEW CHURCH 
BUILDING AT FREMONT, OHIO 

When a home missions pastor receives word from 
the Home Missions Editor that "we could use a news 
report of the work at Fremont" it is time to get busy 
and review what has been done that is worth reporting 
to Herald readers, and what in prospect worth an- 
nouncing. 

I have just completed a second year as pastor at 
Fremont. The effort during the first year, both of 
pastor and church, was concentrated upon construc- 
tion of the building in which we now worship. The 
second year has now been spent with effort concen- 
trated upon filling that building with people from Sun- 
day to Sunday and winning them to the Lord. And 
difficult as it was to construct a church building in 
times like these, we have found the second task, that 
of building up the spiritual church, the more difficult 
of the two. Our building now has accommodations to 
handle with comfort a Sunday School of 150, and thus 
far, though much progress has been made we are short 
of keeping our building filled to capacity. We do 
believe it would be of interest to Herald readers to 
know what has been done in a year of labor, in a new 
building, a new location, and a new community, by a 
church of 69 members. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHURCH ATTENDANCE 

The Sunday School began in 1940 with an enroU- 
mient of 33 on the first Sunday. At the time we vacated 
our old school building at the edge ox the city a year 
ago October 3, the enrollment stood at 120. A few were 
lost in the three mile move across the city, but more 
were added from our new neighborhood and other parts 
of the city, till the enrollment reached a peak of 173 
(including 11 absent service men) last June 31. Since 
then it has been revised slightly downward to about 
156. That represents about a forty percent increase 
in enrollment. Of course average attendance has been 
less than enrollment, but till the past year has been 
by far our best year in attendance. An Infantile 
Paralysis epidemic which caused our Sunday Schooi 
to be closed to children several Sundays in August 
made bad work with attendance for a while cutting it 
by 65 percent, with both children and their parents 
out. Our record Sunday morning attendance was 145, 
the average Sunday morning attendance has been 98. 
Sunday evening attendance has gradually increased 
till recently it has been from 55 to 60. 

CONVERSIONS AND CHURCH MEMBERSHIP 

Our active membership a year ago was 69. Cm- 
people have prayed, plead, and preached for the salva- 
tion of souls since that time. God has blessed the 
"precious seed." Forty-nine have made public confes- 
sion in our services, and of these 25 have been added 
to the church. Of these 25, six are middle-aged or 
older, five are young married people, seven are young 
people of high school age, and seven are children nine 
to twelve years old. Our active membership is now 94. 

FINANCES 

Our building and lot cost $12,000 in cash, and much 
additional in volunteer labor. Of this the Council sup- 



plied $2000. The rest, the church raised in offerings 
and loans. Our original indebtedness was $3750 now 
reduced to about $1700. We hope to liquidate this debt 
soon. Our local income last fiscal year was $5300. 

ORGANIZATIONS 

We have a fine W. M. C, with an average attendance 
at their meetings of close to thirty which has been a 
real blessing in many ways. The ladies did most of the 
painting and decorating of the building and have since 
taken care of the weekly cleaning. A number of women 
have been led to the Lord through this agency. A 
Young People's Fellowship has been recently organized, 
meeting each Sunday evening. A men's and boy's or- 
ganization of some kind is much needed. Our Sunday 
School is active and well organized, but still not com- 
pletely staffed. 

SPECIAL MEETINGS 

Three special revival and evangelistic campaigns have 
been held. Brother Henry Rempel was with us last 
winter. Brother Bernard Schneider last spring, and 
Brother John Squires this fall. God blessed with gen- 
erally good attendance and the salvation of a good 
many souls. 

ADVERTISING 

As far as possible we have tried to keep the name of 
our church and its activities well advertised. Many 
thousands of folders and leaflets have been distributed 
house to house. Sunday School teachers and other 
workers have canvassed almost our entire neighbor- 
hood at least once. For several months now, a large 
ad has appeared weekly in the local daily paper. This 
paper has also given us many very favorable notices in 
its news column. Yet we feel that our presence is only 
now beginning to be known in the city. We believe 
God will bless this seed which has been sown. 

PROSPECTS 

Only God knows what the future holds, but we aie 
praying for great blessings in the months and years 
ahead. The community has only been touched. May 
this congregation be used to reap many precious 
sheaves in this white harvest field before Jesus comes. 

Robert D. Culver. 




The new KIttannIng Breth 



cated December 10, 1844 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



The Final Punishment of the Wicked 




We live in an era when it is a practice to set small 
practical value upon the biblical doctrine ol the punish- 
ment of the wicked. In pursuing this subject I recently 
called upon a certain promi- 
nent protestant minister hop- 
ing to find some useful liter- 
ature from his extensive li- 
brary. I found nothing, and 
he explamed, "I do not find 
any preaching value in the 
wrath of God, so I have never 
studied the doctrine enougn 
to warrant buying any books 
on the subject." A dean of a 
well-known Christian college 
Robert D. Culver recently expressed the same 

slant of opinion and demonstrated surprise that I 
would be studying such a thing. One might search the 
published sermon titles for years and never encounter 
a title on the punishment of the wicked. We do not 
argue here that we should emphasize it unduly, but 
only that we not neglect it entirely. 

Grace Versus Wrath 

None will deny that the grace of God is more palat- 
able as an article of regular sermonic diet or of con- 
templation. The way of salvation, the privileges of 
sainthood, the future prospects for the believer in glory 
are all more pleasant thoughts for the Christian's mind 
than the wrath of God on sin. Nevertheless, behind 
the grace of God for sinners stands the wrath of God 
on sin. Beside the way of salvation and the path cf 
life runs the course of this world and its end in de- 
struction. Against the prospects and privileges of the 
saints stands the doom and misery of the lost. And, 
as certain as the wonderful fact of heaven poses the 
horrible certainty of hell. 

Literature on the subject will not be entertaining. 
Some will have already laid this writing aside before 
these lines are read. Even as I write, alone in a small 
room in an empty church, in the middle of the night, 
the very stillness unbroken, save for the hiss of the 
gas heater and the clack of the typewriter, seems 
oppressive with the weight of the sinner's doom. No, 
it is not entertaining to write upon this subject either. 
But we must approach it with the respect due all di- 
vine revelation. Whatever the Word of God clearly 
teaches we must accept in faith even if the human 
understanding may stagger a bit. To neglect this truth 
is sin; to deny it is blasphemy. 

We now turn to study the Biblical doctrine of ever- 
lasting punishment. 

The doctrine will be developed around five scriptural 
propositions: 

1. The state of the lost in final judgment is "death". 

2. The measure of the final punishment of the lost is 
"according to deeds". 



3. The nature of the final punishment of the lost is 
"torment". 

4. The duration of the final punishment of the lost 
is everlasting". 

5. The place of the final punishment of the lost \z 
"hell". 

As will be seen, these propositions are not artificial 
dogmas, spun of overheated ascetic cogitation by 
denizens of some murky monastic cell, but rather the 
clear biblical description of the last resort of a loving 
God in treatment of the incorrigibly wicked. 
1. The state of the lost in final punishment is death. 

Death and Life — Modes of Existence 

In our thought the two words "existence" and "life" 
are often equated. Because of that, "death" has often 
been misunderstood to be "no-existence." In the teach- 
ing of the Scriptures this confusion does not appear. 
Life and death are not opposed as existence and non- 
existence, but as two separate and distinct modes or 
states of existence. A dead man is always one who in 
real and concrete existence has passed from the state 
known as life to another known as death, as for ex- 
ample, ice is water in one state, the liquid we drink 
in another state. It is clear that at death a man's 
body remains in existence after death, though in a 
different state or mode of existence. Death then is not 
a cessation of existence, but existence in a different 
state. 

Death is Separation 

To explain this mode of existence known as death it 
will be helpful to see just what happened when death 
first came to mankind. Man made his appearance on 
the planet as a tri-une (three parts in complete union) 
being, body, soul, and spirit (I Thess. 5:23). God made 
him thus. He was also in spiritual union and fellow- 
ship with his Creator, a union possible because like God, 
man was a moral and spiritual being and holy in char- 
acter. Death was then a state unknown, and would 
have remained unknown if our first parents would 
have maintained that original holiness by obedience 
tc God's command. The result of disobedience was 
immediate death, "for in the day that thou eatest 
thereof thou shalt surely die." Death, when it came 
following the sin was in essence a separation, and it 
began a new mode of existence for both of them. 

Degrees of Separation 

That separation was in two degrees, each degree in- 
volving a new experience. The first degree was spirit- 
ual, separation of fallen sinful man from his righteous 
and holy God. It was manifest immediately to them 
and they sought remedy in a fig leaf covering. The 
separation became a matter of understanding between 
God and man at the next meeting (Genesis 3:8ff.), and 
v/as rendered emphatic by expulsion from the garden 



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of fellowship. The second degree of separation, an- 
other new experience for them, was physical death, 
separation of the body from the spirit. All men are 
born into a spiritually dead condition (Eph. 2:1-5) 
and sooner or later experience physical death. The 
only exceptions to date have been Enoch and Elijah 
v;ho missed the second experience. Jesus our Lord, 
was spiritually alive, in union with God his Father till 
on Calvary he took our sin upon him and God turned 
from him for an awful hour, and then physical death 
followed. 

Now, the clear teaching of scripture is that when 
v,'icked men are finally punished they shall be con- 
demned forever to this state of death. And, death shall 
be both physical and spiritual, rendered permanent by 
the decree of Almighty God. 

Death the Eternal State of the Lost 
Let us examine the passage which describes this 
condemnation. Rev. 20:11-14. It may be summarized 
by the opening and closing words, "And I saw the 
wicked dead, small and great stand before God. . . and 
were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second 
death." 

The action here is brief and decisive. For a brief 
moment all lost mankind of all the ages shall stand 
before the judge of the universe. That all these shall 
have been restored to physical life long enough to stand 
in the judgment is clear from a reference to John 
5:28-29. They shall stand— and then, just as truly as 
these men died once they shall die again, physically 
we mean, for "death and hell were cast into the lake 
of fire. This is the second death." 

The wicked men who suffer their final punishment 
shall suffer it as dead men— spiritually separated from 
God, physically separated from their bodies, and that 
forever. Spiritual death is perpetuated by the persist- 
ence of evil in their own hearts; physical death is im- 
posed by destruction in the "lake of fire", and both 
are rendered permanent by the decree of God. 

"This is the second (and final) death." 

This forceful article from our Brother Robert D. Culler, is the second 
on this subject. The first article appeared in the October Home Missions 
number of the lldssionary Herald on page 580. Brother Culver is a most 
able student and writer. These articles should be preserved. — Editor. 




A MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW SECRETARY 

Mysterious, wonderful, and beyond human compre- 
hension, is the working of our omniscient Lord. Yet 
His ways are always right and must not be questioned 
by finite man. The true servant of Christ will abandon 
himself to the direction and leading of God as it is 
revealed through His Holy Spirit. 

This we have tried to do in accepting the high privi- 
lege and great spiritual honor of Secretary of our Home 
Missions Council. At the same time we recognize our 
own utter inability and lack of wisdom aside from God, 
and we reckon by faith on the divine provision made 
through James to meet this need. 

For many years our retiring Secretary, R. Paul Mil- 
ler, has been mightily used of the Lord in building 
strong Brethren churches from coast to coast. His 
earnestness and zeal in pursuing his task have brought 
increasing honor to the Christ of the churches. The 
Brethren Church as a whole will always owe a great 
debt of gratitude to Brother Miller and we hereby wish 
to express our individual appreciation for his min- 
istry as it has touched the life in a very practical man- 
ner. 

Under the leadership of the Council Directors and 
Brother Miller, our Home Mission work has grown from 
a near cipher to twenty-six live churches and a rapidly 
mushrooming program which argues great things for 
the Brethren Church of the future. Where there is no 
vision, the people perish. However, no vision is pos- 
sible of accomplishment without the complete cooper- 
ation and support of the Lord's people. Here, in the 
prayer lives and gifts of dedicated believers, lies the 
key to even greater su^ccesses in the future. 

So, we accept the privilege God has thrust upon us 
in this new work, at the same time reckoning on the 
full, loyal support of every child of God within the 
Brethren Church including pastor and people, together 
with the many friends of our church. 

New Home Mission fields are rapidly opening. More 
and more young men are needed to dedicate their lives 
in full-time service at the call of God. Additional 
thousands of dollars must be provided to place them 
in the field and to assist in building new churches. In- 
deed, the need is great, but so is our God! 

What another year will bring forth in glory to God 
in Home Missions will depend upon our complete col- 
laboration, cooperation, and prayerful mutual support 
in the tasks God has laid before us. As the new Council 
Secretary I am claiming your support now in the Lord, 
and from this time on and I am assuring you of mine. 
May God receive abundant glory and honor as we join 
our hands in His service. 

L. L. Grubb. 



The Christian Service Brigade of 
The fine article to accompany this pictui 
e Issue of the Herald, page 16. The plctun 
of space. 



Hagerstown, Maryland. 
e was published In the January 
was not Included then for lack 



"Things looked plenty bad at first, then I took it to 
the Lord in prayer. The matter is altogether different 
now and things do not look so bad. Everything works 
out for the best to those that know the Lord and trust 
in Him. I still want all of you at home to pray for me. 
It is hard to live for Christ in the presence of so much 
sin. I know the Lord will keep me because I am trust- 
ing in God for all m.y needs." — A letter from Ralph 
Dyer in the Buena Vista Bulletin. 



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ALl 8E the Sign DF W CDiliG! 



In our last study we analyzed the first of the signs 
our Lord gave His disciples in answer to their ques- 
tion: "What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of 
the end of the age?" It was the sign of "global war", 
recorded in Matthew 24:7. We shall now proceed to 
an analysis of the second of the signs our Lord gave, 
namely: 

2a. Famine as a Sign of Our Lord's Return 

The disciples said: "What shall be the sign of thy 
coming?" The Lord answered: "There shall be fam- 
ines." Friends, notice with us the language Jesus used 
in Matthew 24:8. He said, "All these are the beginning 

BY R. E. GINGRICH 

of sorrows," referring to the signs of verse 7. The 
expression, "the beginning of sorrows" is a technical 
expression which is used to describe the state of the 
world in the closing days of the age. Global wars, 
famine, pestilence, and earthquakes in divers places, 
while occurring occasionally throughout the age, must 
appear in such magnitude and universality that they 
become significant as such. When this occurs they 
usher in the period designated by Christ as "the be- 
ginning of sorrows" — that period immediately preced- 
ing the tribulation at the extreme close of the age. 
Then, when this has occurred, Jesus said they shall be 
followed by a wave of anti-Semitism and lawlessness 
(verses 9-12). 

That global war is upon us, none can deny, and 
Jesus is our authority for concluding that such con- 
dition constitutes a sign of His approaching return. 

Now on the heels of the world-wide holocaust of 
war and death of 1914-1918 came the first great Chinese 
famine of 1919-1920. Quoting from LIGHT FROAT 
BIBLE PROPHECY by Dr. Louis S. Bauman, The Lon- 
don Times on December 15, 1920 is reported as saying 
in its summary of that famine, "The population now 
totally destitute in Chihli is 6,000,000; in Shantung, 
2,500,000; in Honan, 3,500,000; in Shensi, 1,000,000; in 
Shansi, 500,000— a total of 13,000.000." The total num- 
ber of all who starved will never be known. 

Closely in the wake of this Chinese disaster came the 
great Russian famine of 1921 in the Volga valley, the 
most fertile land in all Europe. Commenting on this 
march of death and hell by famine, the Archbishop of 
Canterbury in England said: "Never in the history of 
the world has' a condition of things existed compar- 
able to the ghastly death by famine of whole millions 
of men, women and children." D. M. Paton of London 
wrote of this condition, saying, "Thirty thousand Rus- 
sians are dying of starvation every day." Dr. Bauman 
says, in commenting upon the terror of that reign of 
death, "The cemeteries had to be guarded to keep 
them from being rifled for cannibalism. The horror of 
it all beggared description." 



Now mind you, friends, these two greatest of all 
recorded famines up to modern times came within 
eighteen months of each other, the one in the most 
populous nation on the face of the earth— China; the 
other in the most fertile agricultural valley in all 
Europe— the Volga valley; and both on the heels of 
the greatest war of all time (up to that time). Can we 
be chided for allowing our thoughts to turn to those 
memorable words of our Lord, so significant in the 
light of the question asked Him: "What shall be the 
sign of thy coming?" .... "For nation shall rise against 
nation, and kingdom against kingdom," He said, "And 
there shall be famines." 

But observe what occurred just eight years after the 
Volga valley famine. A famine that made the former 
Chinese famine appear small indeed, struck that un- 
happy land in 1928-1929. The Federal Council Bulletin 
in an editorial dated May, 1929, said: "As nearly as 
can be estimated, over 20,000,000 women and children 
in China are now not merely facing starvation, but are 
actually starving. Many of these are In regions too 
far inland and away from rail communications to be 
helped now." 




(Matt. 24:44). 



(Matt. 24:36). 



JANUARY 20, 1945 



In North China alone the China Famine Rehsf 
USA with headquarters in New York, printed in 
its appeal: "The tragedy of over 8.000,000 human bemgs 
having starved to death is one of the most terrible in 
history;" and then, in March 30, 1931, declared that 
there was a very real fear that 2,000,000 more might 
starve before another crop was harvested. 

Dr Bauman, commenting on this gruesome rider on 
the black horse, says: "Certain it is that this famine 
was the worst in all the records of man. Dogs, cats, 
and rats were delicacies. The cooking and eating of 
the flesh of dead relatives was common. Thousands 
died with tree bark, roots, and grasses stuffed in their 
stomachs. White clay was made into soup to deaden 
the agonies of hunger. This meant only slow suicide 
and more agonizing death later on." 

And now we are engaged in a still greater war of 
world-wide proportions and no less an authority than 
former president Herbert Hoover predicts that on the 
heels of this war the world will face its greatest march 
of death by famine. 

Again we ask if you blame us for remembering our 
Lord's answer to the question, "What shall be the sign 
of thy coming?" in the light of these phenomena? 
"There shall be famine" following in the wake of war. 
Both have marked this generation as at no other time, 
and as such speak to us of our Lord's return, and cl 
the drawing night of our redemption. "Be ye ready", 
said Jesus, for that event. May we kindly ask, "friends. 
Are you ready for His appearing? Have you met Him 
at the cross of Calvary, and been cleansed from your 
sins in His' precious blood?" If not, His appearing will 
fill you with terror; if you have. His coming will fill 
you with ecstasies of joy. Be ye ready! 

The third great harbinger of coming judgment and 
of the return of the Lord from heaven presented by 
our Lord to the disciples in answer to their question 
"What shall be the sign of thy coming?" recorded in 
Matthew 24, is that of pestilence. 
The first, as you will doubtless recall, was that of 

GLOBAL WAR; the second was that of FAMINE, which 
we presented in our last study. We now proceed to an 

analysis of the third, namely: 

3a. Pestilence as a Sign of Our Lord's Return 

We want to again sound a warning that we must 
observe in this series of studies, that these signs are 
only indicators of the approach of our Lord's return. 
They are indicative of the beginning of sorrows— that 
period just preceding the days of great tribulation and 
divine judgment upon the apostate world in prepara- 
tion for the coming of the King of Kings and Lord of 
Lords. When we see them appearing in a universal 
extent then they become signs signifying momentous 
events ahead: storm clouds rolling before the out- 
pouring of judgment and divine wrath. May we heed 
them is our earnest prayer. 

The inseparable companion of war and famine is 
pestilence. We doubt that a great war was ever fought 
but that its companions were famine and pestilence. 
History will bear that contention out through the cen- 
turies of time. And the more universal the war the 
more universal is the sweep of its evil companions. 

In 1914-1918 the first global war in the true sense of 



that word occurred. Every continent was involved, and 
fifty-two nations were embroiled in the contest of 
blood. The holocaust was followed by the worst series 
of famines in the history of man. 

And then suddenly, without any warning, except 
that which our Lord had given to His troubled dis- 
ciples nineteen centuries before, a pestilence struck in 
1918, the total mortality of which we are told reached 
the stupendous figure of 12,000,000, placed by many at 
even a higher figure. The medical correspondent of 
the London Times, on Decmtaer 18, 1918, reported: "Six 
million persons have perished of influenza and pneu- 
monia during the last twelve weeks. . . This plague is 
five times more deadly than war. Never since the 
Black Death has such a plague swept over the face of 
the world." 

"But the student of history will recall that the Black 
Death was localized in Europe— especially in central 
Europe. As observed by another, the Black Death was 
epidemic. The 'flu' of 1918-1919 was pandemic" (Dr. 
Louis S. Bauman) . It touched every continent and isle 
of the sea. We were told that the pestilence broke out 
on ships two thousand miles from land,, and which 
had not touched land for months. While in some coun- 
tries it was more deadly than in others, none escaped 
its deadly and irresistable sweep around the globe. In 
India alone 4,933,133 deaths were recorded within a few 
months. Whole villages became villages of the dead. 
In the United States in many cities undertakers could 
not provide coffins in sufficient quantity to care for 
the victims of the pestilence. "It was an epidemic in 
many respects without parallel in the history of disease," 
said Major Norman White, Sanitary Commissioner for 
India during those memorable days. 

Now we are engaged in a still greater war, and news 
occasionally leaks out through cracks in the web of 
censorship of threatening famine in many portions of 
the globe. No less an authority than ex-president 
Herbert Hoover, food commissioner for Europe follow- 
ing the war of 1914-1918, has predicted the worst famine 
of history following the present sweep of the rider on 
the red horse — war. Speaking before the Overseas 
Press Club of New York some time back Hoover said, 
among other things, that Imperialism, Intolerance, 
Atheism, Hate, War and Death are engulfing mankind, 
and that after them wUl sweep famine and pestilence. 
"These destroyers will profoundly affect American life 
even if they do not visit our own shores", he concluded. 
Now the writer of The Revelation, recording for us 
the events characterizing the international situation 
during the closing days of this age just before the 
Lord returns to a reeling earth, pictures for us an earth 
that is reverberating to the sound of galloping hoofs 
as the four horsemen of the apocalypse — Antichrist, 
War, Famine, and Death — ride forth on their grue- 
some march. Already for the space of a generation we 
have seen the vanguard of this evil quartet. Surely it 
shall not be long until the whole evil horde shall burst 
into full view, and then cometh the end. Surely His 
coming draweth nigh! Even so, come, Lord Jesus! 
Come quickly! 



The ibove are two and tliree in a series of radio messages on this sub- 
let by Bev. R. E. Gingrich. The previous message appeared in tlie 
oo A A iacno nf thft Herflld. 



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Nemlbiam mmm. 



JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA C. E. 

The Young People's Christian Endeavor and Fellow- 
ship Groups of the First Brethren Church, Johnstown, 
held a covered-dish supper in the social rooms of the 
church, December 28 in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie 
H. Moore and daughter, Linda Joyce. Leslie Moore was 
formerly president of the Young People's Christian 
Endeavor and is now a student at Grace Seminary, 
preparing for the ministry. 

Approximately 100 were in attendance. We were 
privileged to have with us Rev. and Mrs. Ken Ash- 
man and daughter; Rev. and Mrs. Norman Uphouse; 
Rev. and Mrs. Robert Ashman and daughters; Rev. 
and Mrs. Arthur Carey and sons; Rev. and Mrs. Ging- 
rich and family and Mrs. Thomas Kerr, formerly a 
Christian Endeavor member. 




GRAFTON, WEST VIRGINIA 

December 10 brought to a close what we consider a 
most successful revival in our church with Rev. Her- 
man W. Koontz, pastor of Ghent Brethren Church, 
Roanoke, Virginia as our Evangelist. The first of the 
messages were principally to Christians and we feel 
that many of oar members were strengthened spirit- 
ually. There were around forty rededications for which 
we praise our Lord and believe that most of these 
really mean business for Him. Then followed some of 
the most appealing evangelistic sermons that we have 
ever listened to. For several nights there were no vis- 
ible results although there were several unsaved pres- 
ent for every service. On Thursday night of the second 
week one young lady accepted the Lord, then the last 
day of the series of meetings two accepted the Lord 
m the morning and seven others that night along with 
two dedications. 

We were so glad to have Brother Koontz with us 
here at the parsonage as Mrs. Richardson and I were 
members of his church for about ten years and it was 
a great privilege to talk of old times and of how good 
our Father God has been to us. We did quite a lot of 
visiting, contacting several unchurched homes and we 
are hoping to get these interested in spiritual things 
and win them for Him who gave Himself that we 
might live. We had several "special" nights and the 
prize for the largest family on family night went to a 
family of twelve present, three more at home and one 
boy in the service of his country. Families like this 
make us realize more than ever a need for a larger 
church building. 

■-. No doubt most of you read in the Herald a few weeks 
ago a short account of our Father's blessings upon us 
here written by our corresponding secretary and we 
do praise Him for all these blessings and want to be 
used in a greater way this year than we were last year 
and feel that this series of meetings is just a beginning 
of a great revival here in Grafton, so will you pray for 
us? 

K. E. Richardson, Pastor. 



The enlarged plans for the Brethren C. E. Meetings 
call for a ten m.inute character study as a part of the 
program each Sunday eevning. These studies were 
promised to you through the pages of the Herald. How- 
ever, it has become apparent that there will not be 
enough room for all our materials each week and so 
we are suggesting that each society purchase a book 
of character studies from the Brethren Missionary 
Herald Co., assigning the study each week to one or 
several members of the society. Don't miss this part 
01 the weekly blessing in your C. E. Suggested books 
are as follows: 

MEN OF THE BIBLE 

By D. L. Moody go 

Contents — 
I. Abraham's Four Surrenders 
II. The Call of Moses 

III. Naaman the Syrian 

IV. The Prophet Nehemiah 

V. Herod and John the Baptist 
VI. The Man Born Blind and Joseph of Arimathea 
VII. The Penitent Thief 

SEVEN NEW TESTAMENT CONVERTS 
By William B. Riley .60 

This book deals entirely with variation in convers- 
ion and is adapted to the layman's use who would show 
that way to others. 
Contents — 
I. Nicodemus— The Conversion of a Ruler 
II. The Sycharite— The conversion of a Harlot 
III. Bartimaeus— The Conversion of a Blind Beggar 
IV. Simon— The Conversion of a Sorcerer 
V. The Eunuch— The Conversion of a State Treas- 
urer 
VI. Cornelius— The Conversion of a Roman Centurion 
VII. Lydia— The Conversion of a Saleslady 

FOR GOD WAS WITH THEM 

By T. E. P. Woods, Cloth Bound $1.25 

Through the ages, God's great messages to man have 
come through men— such men as Enoch, Abraham, 
Simeon and Peter, men whose hearts were filled with 
the Spirit of God and whose words gave the divine 
message. Just because the mesages were God's, their 
value was more than temporary. We, hearing them, 
can hear God's word for us. 

The ten chapters of this book explore the lives and 
messages of many heroes of faith. Our present prob- 
lems of spiritual growth and decay, of doubt and as- 
surance, are the same sort of problem which faced 
these men and women. God's answer is still the same. 

Dr. Woods, a great Bible teacher, has written a book 
which Bible students will enjoy greatly. 



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EDUCATIONAL NUMBER 



January 27, 1945 




" . . . Unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return asrain" Eccl. 1:7b. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




THEOLOGICAL 



SEMINARY 



Editorials by 
Rev. John M. Aeby 

"CHOOSE GOD— OR GO TO HELL!" 

"These are the alternatives facing America and 
every individual in it. Such is the judgment of the 
Kev. Dr. Peter Marshall in an address entitled "Quicken 
the Spirit Within You" which is the leading article in 
the current edition of the Reader's Digest. It is in- 
deed refreshing to read such a clear-cut indictment of 
the materialistic philosophy, moral degeneracy, and 
spiritual apostacy which are sweeping our land. He 
admits the fulfillment of a prophecy made by many 
who have seen preaching on hell disappear from the 
overwhelming majority of pulpits in the land who 
warned that it would break loose increasingly in the 
churches and the world at large. He denounces the 
widespread tendency toward being "More clever than 
honest." He inveighs against an economy of pleniy 
which leaves its addicts spiritual paupers. He chal- 
lenges this nation to show its true colors. If "In God 
we trust" is still the slogan of our country, let us prove 
it! If it is no longer true, let us abandon it! Let us be 
done with pretense! 

There is, however, an ambiguity involved in the title 
which, we believe, robs the article of much of its force 
and Scriptural support. If, by "Quicken the Spirit 
Within You", Dr. Marshall means to challenge the 
rank and file American citizen to stir up some latent 
divinity within him, then he is simply repeating the 
impotent plea of a palsied so-called "liberalism." This 
is the kind of ministry which has emptied our churches 
and made "the average church member" forsake "the 
old disciplines" and failed to arouse the unprofessing 
v/orldling. If, on the other hand, it is the writer's 
purpose to incite the unbeliever to choose Christ as his 
own personal Saviour from sin, his appeal is mislead- 
ing. The unsaved has no spirit within him which he 
can make to live. According to the second chapter o; 
Ephesians, every individual is by very nature "DEAD 
in trespasses and sins!" Believers alone are spoken of 
as "quickened" and in this they are not the actors but 
the objects of the quickening power of the Holy Spirit 
of God. This is the real point at issue today and it 
has always been the real point. God does not appeal 
to lost men as living men who need an accelerated 
tempo of hfe, nor as weak men needing strength, nor 
yet as erring men needing correction, but He addresses 



them as condemned men in need of pardon, — as DEAO 
men in need of LIFE! This is the implication in Dr. 
Palmer's closing ultimatum, "We must choose God— 
or go to hell!" 



CATHOLICISM BECOMES AGGRESSIVE 

That the forces of Roman Catholicism are determined 
to take the prominent role in religious affairs is evi- 
dent from a number of recent developments. The ris- 
ing tide of persecution of evangelical missionaries in 
Latin America, the increasing prestige of the Vatican 
in world diplomatic circles, the predominance of Ro- 
man Catholics in the diplomatic services and the de- '. 
liberate play for Papal favor by the Washington ad- 
ministration are all indications of the truth of this 
assertion. 

Those who are aware of these tremendous strides of 
advancement on the part of Romanism and who have 
ambitions for Protestantism are becoming somewhat 
Jittery. This is to be seen in the space devoted to dis- 
cussions of the matter in numerous Protestant period- 
icals, interdenominational as well as denominational. 
Who would have thought at the turn of the century 
that the question as to whether Catholicism can win 
America, would become important enough to warrant 
a series of articles on the subject in a magazine as 
prominent as The Christian Century? And yet, such 
a series is in progress at the present time. This is 
not because of alarm over any idle boast of Roman 
leaders but because these liberal leaders see in the 
present gains and strategy of Romanism a definite 
threat to the unquestioned supremacy which Protest- 
antism has held since this country was founded. 

It would be impossible for us here to survey the whole 
problem and it is not our purpose to do so. However, it 
ought to be pointed out that the reasons for the exist- 
ence of such a state of affairs are not too difficult to 
ascertain. The Protestant movement originated under 
the leadership of Martin Luther and the other reform- 
ers not as a counter system to the Roman organization 
but as a vigorous campaign of preaching the great truth 
of justification by faith. The genius of Protestantism 
was then and always has been not one of organization 
but message ! German rationalism of the later part of 
the last century and its present day successor, modern 
religious "liberalism," have done their worst in under- 
mining the authority of the message of Protestantism 
with the result that the average sermon of the priest 
carries more Scripture and a greater note of authority 
than the average sermon of the Protestant minister. 
If you want to make your own test, listen to the next 
religious forum which is broadcast in your vicinity. 
The Jewish Rabbi will spend his time pleading for race 
tolerance and brotherhood and will point out the evils 
0.^' intolerance. The Protestant representative will 
emphasize spiritual co-operation and talk some more 
about brotherhood, but the Roman priest will proclaim 



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as always the praises of the Roman Catholic Church 
as the true church and dispenser of salvation. He takes 
advantage of the situation to expound the distinctive 
doctrines of his church. 

Since Protestantism generally has lost the note of 
authority in its message and is still floundering in its 
efforts to find a substitute in organizational prestige 
under the Federal Council of Churches, Romanism is 
becoming increasingly aggressive and confident be- 
cause she knows that she has nothing to fear from a 
competitor who is staking her hopes in a strategy that 
is new to it while she herself is a past master at it. 
This is the observation of Carl Mclntire in his new 
book, "The Twentieth Century Reformation," a boob, 
by the way, which ought to be read by every reader of 
these pages. He says "The Roman Catholics, realizing 
the confusion, the impotence, and the ransacked house 
that the modernists have left to the historic Protest- 
ants, have taken courage and are on the march, actu- 
ally being aided and abetted by the modernists who 
have rendered such a magnificent service to the haters 
of Martin Luther." 

What is the solution to this ever-growmg problem? 
Although it is necessary to have an organization such 
as the American Council of Christian Churches in 
order to make the voice of Bible-believing Protestants 
articulate in matters of national policy and radio testi- 
mony, we beheve that the lesser of two great needs. 
The greater need' is for a renewed vigor in presenting 
the great Bible teachings which have historically char- 
acterized the true faith. As we suggest above, it was 
through the power of its God-given message and that 
alone that the Protestant movement was born in the 
midst of a corrupt Romanism and as long as that 
message was maintained and propagated there was no 
question such as "Can Catholicism Win America?" It 
has only been since unbelief has taken the place of 
belief in the Protestant colleges, seminaries and pul- 
pits that this cry of alarm has been voiced. 

The answer to the threat of a Romanism on the 
march as well as to the tidal wave of immorality and 
materialism is to be found alone in an all-out campaign 
of Gospel preaching and Christian witnessing on the 
part of every true church and individual Christian! 



A HOPELESS TASK? 

But someone will say, "Such a suggestion is hope- 
less!" But is it? Is the situation more desperate today 
than it was in the days when the infant church m.ade 
such phenomenal growth in the days of the apostles 
and the martyrs who followed them? Then every gov- 
ernor was a terror to the new faith which was regarded 
as the enemy of government and society alike. Is our 
case more hopeless than that of Luther and his follow- 
ers when he nailed the famous "Ninety Five Theses" to 
the door at Wittenberg? The case is not hopeless- 
provided we today do what they did in their day! The 
Holy Spirit is still indwelling the true church and, if 
it is in the plan of God to do so, He can still send a 
world-sweeping revival before Christ returns for His 
own! But if He sends it, it will be after the pattern 
suggested above. 



WE ARE NOT DISCOURAGED 

We cannot read the immediate future, and it is well 
that we cannot, but we are not disheartened in the 
event the apostacy deepens. We have been warned 
before that the worst hour of trial cannot come to 
this earth until "there come a falling away first." For 
the world it is "Christ— or Chaos!," but for those of 
us who are Christ's there is His promise, "I also will 
keep thee from the hour of trial, which shall come 
upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the 
earth!" There may be some suffering for us in the 
approaching night but a glorious Day is soon to dawn. 
We are children of the day! 



THE PLIGHT OF THE "BOBBY-SOCKSERS" 

For many months we have given little attention to 
the fanfare and newspaper comment centering around 
the leading "swoon crooner" and his apparent power 
over teen-age girls. In fact, we heard the "Voice" re- 
ferred to without knowing just who was meant. How- 
ever, the other day we read a short article in the 
Reader's Digest by Bruce Bliven in which he gives 
the Fsychological explanation of the phenomenon. The 
v.'hole affair is, to say the least, disgusting! Those of 
us who circulate for the most part among Christian 
people and especially Christian youth can hardly 
imagine a father who "tried to buy an early place in 
line for $8, but had been refused" or a mother "in 
line with her daughter long before the doors opened" 
because her daughter had threatened to kill herself 
if not permitted to come. These and many other equally 
ridiculous episodes are apparently re-enacted every 
time Frankie Sinatra makes a public appearance. 

But the purpose of mentioning this matter at all is 
to consider the observation of Mr. Bliven that his 
"strongest impression was not that Frankie means so 
much to the bobby-socksers as that everything else 
means so little." If ever an admission that the life of 
the worldling is an em.pty life escaped the lips of any- 
one, this is it! And it comes from one who leaves no 
evidence that he is prejudiced against the world 
through association with Christ and Christian people. 
He continues, "Our civilization has produced an im- 
pressive multiplicity of material things, and yet, if I 
read the bobby-socksers aright, we have left them with 
a hunger still unfulfilled: a hunger for heroes, for ideal 
things that do not appear, or at least not in adequate 
Quantities, in a civihzation that is so busy making and 
selling gadgets as ours." Yes, Mr. Bliven, you are right! 
Youth today, in the overwhelming majority, has been 
left with a real hunger that is still unsatisfied. And 
the finer cultural things of life are apparently not the 
answer. So far as we have observed, the young person 
that has a taste for jazz and the trappings that go 
along with it usually wouldn't give a matinee admis- 
sion to a second rate movie for a half dozen symphony 
concerts. Free libraries containing the finest of liter- 
ature are practically deserted while millions of copies 
of pulp magazines are purchased from the news stands. 
If there is still a hunger, it is not because the world 
of culture has not tried to satisfy it. 
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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



''Cliiid's ^eite^ io ike O^kesian Cku^ck 

By Lynn D. Schrock, Senior in Grace Theological Seminary 



Men have written page after page and volume upon 
volume to record the events of church history, and 
rightly so. But I wish to call your attention to the 
fact that the Lord Jesus Christ used but two chapters 
in the Word of God to give a most remarkable and ac- 
curate picture of the entire church age. This I assert 
because of my conviction that the prophetic interpre- 
tation of Revelation two and three has been justified 
by the development of the church down across the 
centuries. 

However, let us not forget that these letters were 
v/ritten to actual historical churches existing in John's 
day. 

And still further, you and I will miss valuable in- 
struction and blessing for our own lives if we do not 
recognize that these letters have a message and an 
r.pplication for us as Christians today. 

"The things which are" according to Revelation 1:19 
are related in Revelation two and three in the form 
of seven letters. However, in this message we will limit 
ourselves primarily to the first epistle, the one to the 
church in Ephesus. 

Our first consideration is found in verse one, and 
that is The Description of the Lord of the Ephesian 
Church. This Lord is the same one that addresses the 
other six churches, but in each case He addresses Him- 
self to the church in a particularly suiting manner. 

To this church that had left its first love for Him 
He describes Himself by the expression of two ideas. 
In the first Christ reminds the church at Ephesus that 
he holds the seven stars (angels) in His right hand: 
in the second that He walks in the midst of the seven 
golden candlesticks (churches). Thus the picture be- 
fore us of the Lord holding the seven angels, or mes- 
sengers, in His right hand and walking in the midst 
of the churches brings an important truth. This is 
that the Lord was manifesting His devotion and love 
to His Ephesian church and saints. What an antidote 
for the Ephesian fault! For love responds to love. And 
these Ephesian Christians could not help but be stirred 
as they read and heard of their Lord's present love and 
care for them. 

Next in this letter comes The Lord's Commendation 
of the Ephesian Church in verses two, three, and six. 
As one looks down through these verses there are 
several things to be noted. First is the general state- 
ment of knowledge. Christ wishes the Ephesian Chris- 
tians to realize that this Lord, though ascended, knew 
what they were doing. 

Next, we find that this church laboured for its Lord. 
This means that they travailed and expended much 
energy in wearisome toil. But still further, they did so 
with patience. What an excellent quality in a child of 
God! Remaining under the load and bearing through 
until the completion of the job. 

Another fine quality of this church is that it was 
morally pure. They were not able to bear those who 
were evil — no, not even for a single moment. 



This, doubtless, was true because they were doctrin- 
ally fundamental to the core. The fact that a man 
carried a string of degrees did not excuse him for 
not believing in the virgin birth, deity and blood-atone- 
ment of Christ. They tested those who claimed to be 
sent from God. But alas, today in all too many 
churches the people in the pews don't know enough 
about the Word to detect Modernism and unbelief m 
the pulpit. 

The last bit of commendation that the Lord has for 
this assembly is found in verse six. Here we discover 
that this church was a Brethren church. 

It is thought by many of the late commentators that 
the Nicolaitanes were those who sought to establish 
a hierarchy over the people. Thus this was an at- 
tempt to divide an equal brotherhood, for in Christ "all 
we are brethren." The Ephesian Christians hated the 
deeds of such, but rather believed in the rights of all 
brethren, so perhaps this may be called a brethren 
church. 

Having now covered the Lord's commendation of this 
church we are inclined to draw the conclusion that this 
was an ideal church. But, the Lord looks upon the 
heart and the motive. Thus in verse four we read of 
The Lord's Rebuke of the Ephesian Church. 

From the reading of the Authorized Version one 
might get the impression that this was relatively un- 
im.portant. For the translators have interpolated 
"somewhat" into the text. But rather the meaning Ls 
tiiat Christ had "this grave thing" against the Ephesian 
Church because it had left its first love for him. Her 
first zeal had vanished. And though she worked and 
labored patiently her work was not motivated by faith 
in Him; her labor was not the outgrowth of love for 
Him; and her patience, the former outgrowth of the 
blessed hope of the return of her Beloved, had now 
become purely a duty. 

The severity of this sin can be seen in that it opened 
the door of an ideal church to all the terrible apostacy 
and sin that is to be traced in the letters that follow. 
Now having laid open the sin of this church the Lord 
proceeds to give the remedy. This He does in issuing 
His Command to the Ephesian Church in verse five. 

This three-fold command calls first for remembrance 
of the place from whence they had fallen. The implica- 
tion is that they are, for the time, to forget their work, 
their labour and their patience and to recall to mma 
the former days. For those were days of sweet fellow- 
ship with their Lord, days when their hearts overflowed 
with devotion to Him. Christ desires that they re- 
member this, for His goodness will tend to lead them 
to repentance. 

This brings us to the second imperative, for Christ 
calls upon them to repent. In the midst of all their 
orthodoxy, morality, and labour Christ calls upon them 
tc change their minds about Him. 

(Continued on page 62) 

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JANUARY 27, 1945 



Our Opportunity 

Gal. 6:10 
By Charles Bergerson, Student, Grace Theological Seminary 



Opportunity presents itself everywhere, and to all 
people. In the dictionaries, a synonym for opportunity 
is a chance. But opportunity is not chance, for chance 
involves risk and can only be one method of going 
about "buying up an opportunity," as is so often ex- 
pressed. But opportunity is a condition created by one's 
abilities, desires and motives to which condition one 
responds or fails to respond. Opportunity is dependent 
upon what one is. The civil engineer could not respond 
to civil engineering unless he is a civil engineer. One 
who has given his life to music would not seek to be a 
janitor. What a person is creates his opportunity. If 
a person can sing, there's his opportunity; if a person 
can write, there's his opportunity; if a person can 
carry on business, there's his opportunity. 

— Likewise, with the Christian. Our text, Galatians 
6:10, has to deal with our opportunity as Christians. 
"As we have therefore OPPORTUNITY, let us do good 
to all men, especially unto them who are of the house- 
hold of faith." 

Now, the Christian's opportunity is dependent upon 
the fact that we are "born again, not with corruptible 
seed, such as silver and gold, but with the precious 
blood of Christ," and is therefore not dependent nor 
determined by worldly pursuits. Our opportunity is 
presented to us by God Himself, who has caused us to 
be "partakers of the divine nature," — and we respond, 
brethren, to that opportunity of "sowing to the Spirit" 
(Gal. 6:8) "If any man be in Christ, he is a new crea- 
ture." Therefore, we see, firstly, that the cause of our 
opportunity lies in the fact of our relation to Chrisi. 

Secondly, our condition in our opportunity lies in the 
fact of our relation to the Word of God. Christ prayed, 
"Sanctify them through Thy Word; Thy Word is 
truth." Paul remarked "that He (Christ) might 
sanctify and cleanse it (the church) with the washing 
of water by the Word." Brethren, not one thing shoula 
ever take place in our lives but what it is in accord- 
ance with the Word of God. Our every action should 
be guided by the great Guide Book of God's people. 
The things we say, the things we do, the things we 
think — all these are to be in accordance with the Word. 
The Word, moreover, is not only a guide book, but it 
is also a goal book. A map wherewith to ascertain a 
way of getting somewhere can only be a map or guide; 
it is' not the goal. But the Word is both the guide and 
the goal. "That I may know Christ — ," was Paul's ob- 
jective experience, and that goal was to be reached 
only by knowing Christ. So the Word becomes the goal 
toward whose more perfect knowledge we strive; and 
the guide, by whose precepts we anticipate that goal. 
And we will reach that goal "by and by when Jesus 
comes," "for then we shall know even as we are (now) 
known." 



But a third consideration of our opportunity is neces- 
sary: our course in our opportunity lies in the fact 
of our relation to the Holy Spirit. The ministry of the 
Holy Spirit is the method whereby we attain that goal. 
When we glue ourselves to the practical study of the 
Word, the Holy Spirit will teach us. He will radiate 
Christ in us. This, of course, implies and necessitates 
yieldedness to the Holy Spirit. Paul admonishes, in 
Colossians 2:6, "And therefore ye receive Christ Jesus 
the Lord, so walk ye in Him;" but again in Galatians 
5:16, "Walk by the SPIRIT — ." So we see that we are 
to walk in Christ by the Spirit. Paul also presents to 
us a beautiful picture of the unity of Christ and the 
believer in the Spirit. Christ is the head of the body, 
we are the body; the head and body are inseparably 
joined together to make life in Christ. Christ is seated 
at the Father's right hand, we are potentially there, 
though now temporarily tenting in this world. Now 
get the picture: here is one complete body with its 
Head above the clouds, and the Spirit of Christ operates 
the feet, the hands, the heart, the movements, and ful- 
fills the purpose of the body of Christ in the world. We 
have no eyes but Christ's to see the glories that are 
ours; we have no nose but Christ's to smell the frag- 
rance of His will; we have no ears but Christ's to hear 
glorious things out of His Word; we have no mind but 
Christ's wherewith to properly think and know our 
walk through this world. — And our new nature in 
Christ makes it possible for the Holy Spirit to thereby 
operate our hands, feet, heart and movements. Oh! 
what a glorious privilege and opportunity is ours be- 
cause of the grace of God in giving us His Son to die 
in our place, that this union might be possible! 

Brethren, this opportunity which we have is life- 
long. It never knocks twice. It was created when we 
first were converted; it is conditioned by reecmg m 
the pastures of the Word; its course is laid out lor us 
as we yield our bodies to be temples of the Holy Spirit. 
It is a life-long opportunity. It can not be taken and 
laid down as we suit but it is there because Christ is 
there, because the Holy Spirit is there in our hearts. 
It is eternal, because Christ is eternal and our salva- 
tion is eternal. 

"The grace of God that bringeth salvation hath ap- 
peared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodli- 
ness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righte- 
ously and godly, in this present world, looking for that 
blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of our great 
God and Saviour Jesus Christ; who gave Himself for 
us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and 
purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good 
works'." "As we HAVE therefore opportunity, let us do 
good unto all men, especially unto them who are of 
the household of faith." 



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Aluntni 



THE STEWARDSHIP OF LIFE 

National Fellowship Message, 1944 by Kenneth B. Ashman, Class of '38. 



The Apostle Paul ministered too briefly at Crete to 
care for all the details in the establishment of a per- 
manent church upon that Island. Therefore, he ap- 
pointed the young man Titus to care for these details, 
writing the letter to Titus to supplement the verbal 
instructions already given to the youthful leader. It 
has been suggested that Titus became Bishop of Crete. 
We doubt whether such was the case and feel that it 
would be a lowering of the honor due the young evan- 
gelist to say that he became a mere "over-seer" of the 
Church when in reality he was an aggressive young 
missionary of the Cross. 

Crete was a hard field. The people were guilty of a 
return toward Judaism and also a "practical ungod- 
liness" among the new coi:iverts there. It is Paul's 
treatment of this latter fault that leads us to chose 
this Epistle as a basis for a message on "The Steward- 
ship of Life." Let us turn to the Epistle of Titus for 
further study. (Please read passages referred to). 

CONTENT— 

We are convinced that the usual designation of the 
contents of this Epistle are too limited. It has been 
properly stated that this is Paul's instruction to Titus 
with regard to order in the Church. But in these in- 
structions, Paul gives us a treatise upon the sub- 
ject of the "good works" of a Christian. Six times in 
the Epistle, once in the first, twice in the second, three 
tmies in the third chapter, he mentions the phrase 
"good works" and brings instruction to bear upon the 
subject. Paul maintained, and we believe him, that 
should all be engaged in proper good works, there 
would be neither a problem of order nor a problem of 
ungodliness in the Church at Crete, or in any other 
church, then or now. 

Let me hasten to say that Paul does not make "good 
works" the basis for salvation. He is writing to people 
who claimed to be saved. Titus 3:4-7 should set our 
minds at ease on this point. Our author is maintain- 
ing, however, that a proper evidence of that salvation 
is the performance of works of righteousness by the 
one who claims to be possessor. I fear that we who 
know we are saved by grace, sometimes are unaware 
of the truth that we prove it by our works of righteous- 
ness. In the midst of a generation which is trying to 
lift itself by its own boot-straps, we who knew the 
Truth, are in danger of preaching the Gospel of Salva- 
tion by Grace to the exclusion of the preaching of the 
necessity of practical godliness upon the part of the 
one who is thus saved. Professing to know Christ as 
Saviour in our hearts but failing to enthrone Him in 
righteousness in our lives is dangerously close to 
"Cretanizing," which is to tell a half-truth or a lie. 

(JODS DIVINE ORDER— 

God has a divine order for His children: (1) Salvation 
which is God working in us through Christ to blot out 



the guilt of sin. (2) Sanctification which is God 
working m us by the Spirit to take away the power oi 
sin; and (3) Service which is God working through us 
with Christ and the Spirit to win unto Himself, all 
n.en. For the purposes of this writing. Stewardship 
and Service shall be considered as one and the same. 
Now, the Cretes, by refusing to Serve the Lord, denied 
tlieir Salvation and their Sanctification. Note: 

I. REPROBATE OF GOOD WORKS— Titus 1:16. 
Here is the lack of Stewardship. The Cretes pro- 
fessed to know him with their lips but denied that they 
knew Him with their lives. They were like the people 
spoken of by Ezekiel (33:31, 32), "they hear thy words 
but they will not do them." They were "Cretanizing" 
with their lives. Beware Brethren, lest we be guilty of 
the same offense. "Be ye doers of the Word and not 
hearers only." 

II. PATTERN OF GOOD WORKS— Titus 2:7. 

Here is tlie example of Stewardship. Verses 2 to 6 
in this second chapter are instructions to four differ- 
ent groups of people. Paul's special instructions to 
Titus are to be found by combining verse one with 
verses seven and eight. Read them. Three things Titus 
is told to show himself a pattern in, namely; (1) Sound 
Doctrine, "showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity," 

(2) Sound Speech, "that cannot be condemned." and 

(3) Sound Life, "that he . . of . . contrary part .... 
having no evil thing to say of you." We have long 
since learned that while we might drive out one sin by 
vmdictive preaching, we may draw out many sins by 
doctrinal preaching. This is expressly what Paul is in- 
structing Titus to do. 

The early Church gives us a perfect example of "a 
pattern of good works." Jesus said, "I am the Way, 
the Truth, and the Life." This claim of the Lord was 
the message of the early Christians who were scat- 
tered abroad. They preached the WORD— Acts 8:4— 
here is the Truth which is Christ. They preached the 
GOSPEL— Acts 8:25— here is the Way which is Christ. 
They preached the RESURRECTION— Acts 3:15— here 
is the Life which is Christ. In other words, their "sound 
doctrine" was Christ Jesus. 

Acts 18:11 tells us that Paul was with them "teach- 
ing the Word." Their very speech was Christ and was 
thus "sound speech." Throughout the history of the 
Acts we read of the "sound life" of those early saints. 
They were so much alive for the Lord that men of every 
walk of life were drawn unto Him. Their converts in- 
cluded the Eunuch, the Proconsulor, the Centurion, 
the Seller of Purple, the Jailor, and the Ruler (Crispus) . 

The early church showed themselves a "pattern of 
good works." They were busy proclaiming the Saviour, 
and "the Lord added such as should be saved." We are 
busy purifying Sodom, and 80,000 churches last year 
reported not one single convert. They were busy sav- 



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ing souls, and multitudes thronged to hear them; we 
are busy salvaging society, and the multitudes turn 
their backs in disgust. They were busy preaching a 
saving Gospel, and men were asking "what must I do 
to be saved"; we are busy preaching a social Gospel, 
and men are saying, "why waste my time here?" They 
v/ere busy proving the power of God, and they with- 
stood even the Caesars; we are busy proving the power 
of man, and we fall before the weakest of mankind. 
Brethren, let us "show ourselves a pattern of good 
works'," in sound doctrine, sound speech, and sound 
living. 

III. ZEALOUS OF GOOD WORKS— Titus 2:14. 

Here is the basis of Stewardship. In verse 9 of chap- 
ter 2, Paul introduces the subject of the obedience of 
servants to their masters. In order to adorn their 
servitude with godliness, they were to show themselves 
obedient and pleasing. From this springboard, Paul 
extends his point to our servitude to Christ, "whose 
we are," having been "bought with a price." In verse 
12 he tells us to live "soberly, righteously, and godly in 
this present world." Verses 11, 13, and 14 give us the 
reason why we should so live. Here they are: (1) Be- 
cause His grace hath saved us from the guilt of sin, 
Titus 2:11, and (2) Because His coming will save us 
from the presence of sin, Titus 2:13, 14. As a good 
earthly servant adorns his obedience and fidelity with 
godliness, even so are we, the purchased possessions 
cf the Lord Jesus, to be "zealous of good works." 

Luke 23:46-49 is a fine illustration at this point. Two 
kinds of people stood at the foot of Golgotha on the 
memorable day when Christ "lay down His life for His 
sheep." There were "the people" who gazed upon the 
crucified Lord, declared in their hearts that justice 
had been accomplished upon a traitor and a blas- 
phemer, "smote their breasts, and return" into the 
city. These were they who only looked at the Lord. 
Then there were "His acquaintances and the women 
who followed Him" who gazed upon the crucified Lord 
and believed in their hearts that the Son of God was 
shedding His precious blood for the remission of a 
world of sin, and these "stood afar off beholding these 
things." There is no record of their having returned 
to the city, their old walk of life again. They, with the 
Psalmist, could say, "yea though I walk through the 
shadow .... I will fear no evil." Yes, because He died 
for' us, death becomes only a mere shadow, a valley 
road into glory. Christ bore the realities of death on 
yonder rugged tree. 

When I was a younger lad I obeyed my Father for 
two reasons, first because I loved him, and second be- 
cause I feared him. These same two reasons motivate 
me to be "zealous of good works" by my heavenly 
Father today. First, because I love Him for washing 
away my sins, second, because I fear the day of account- 
ing when He shall appear again, I must not "empty 
handed be when I cross the crystal sea." 

IV. READY TO GOOD WORKS— Titus 3:1. 

Here is the earnestness of Stewardship. Verse one 
of chapter three introduces the subject of principali- 
ties and powers, unto whom we are to be in subjection. 
He adds that we should speak evil of no man, realizing 



that we too were once as they in our sins, but the kind- 
ness and the love of God, accepted by us, has made a 
difference now in our lives. Our past unrighteousness 
is the great reason why we should now be "ready to 
every good work." 

Look to Isaiah 6:1-8. Isaiah saw a vision of the per- 
fect holiness of God seated upon His throne. This vis- 
ion made him realize his utter worthlessness and un- 
cleanness. He cried unto the Lord in repentance and 
the Lord touched his lips with the cleansing fire. Im- 
mediately the Lord called him to good works, saying, 
"Whom shall I send, who will go for us?" Isaiah just as 
immediately answered, "Here am I, Lord, send me." 
Note the progression here — (1) Isaiah saw a vision of 
God and became mindful of his own sin. (2) Isaiah 
called in repentance unto God and became purified of 
his own sin. (3) Isaiah listened to the voice of God 
and became "ready to every good work." Christian, are 
you wondering why God doesn't call you into some 
blessed service for Him — are you in position to be 
called? Is your life free from sin, have you repented 
of all self andworldliness? If we "get ready" by believ- 
ing unto salvation, and "get set" by yielding unto 
sanctification, we'll "GO!" 

V. MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS— Titus 3:8. 

Here is the consistency of Stewardship. Paul was 
anxious that Titus constantly affirm before the people 
that they "maintain good works." Note the contrast 
here with Titus 1:16 — there they were "reprobate of 
good works," having only a lip profession and not a 
heart profession, here they are to maintain good 
works," to prove to the neighboring Cretes the reality 
of their salvation. The reason Paul wants them to 
"maintain good works," is because this would be profit- 
able unto other men. "Others will not often read the 
Bible bound in leather but they are constantly reading 
the Bible (you) bound in skin." This old world needs 
a vision of righteousness. Every pastor will agree that 
one of the great hurdles of soul winning is the incon- 
sistency of members of the Church. Spasmodic good- 
ness is the curse of modern Christendom, the greatest 
barrier to the forward push of the militant church. 
Brethren, the wandering sinner wants to see in us a 
true, unwavering, faultless pathway to Christ Jesus. 
Let us reveal that pathway before him by "maintain- 
ing good works." 

VI. MAINTAIN GOOD WORKS— Titus 3:14. 

Here is the test of Stewardship. To understand the 
exhortation of verse 14, we must read verse 13. 
Zenas and Apollos were evidently traveling evangelists, 
going about preaching the Word to all men everywhere. 
Paul was especially anxious that they be brought "dili- 
gently on their journey," and that "nothing be wanting 
unto them." Therefore, he writes, "let ours also learn 
to maintain good works for necessary uses." What does 
he mean by "necessary uses?" Paul expressed a desire 
to depart and be with the Lord in Phil. 1 :23, and follows 
in the 24th verse, "Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is 
more needful for you." While Paul would far rather 
have journeyed to his reward with the Lord, he felt 
that the heathen darkness of the day demanded his 
prolonged staying — there were necessary good works 



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to be done. We can think of no other reason why we 
might desire to stay upon this old wicked earth. There 
are needful works of goodness here to be done, thus 
the Christian heart has a desire to stay and see them 
accomplished. 

It was a vision of the needful fields that sent the 
Gribbles and all the missionaries, into darkened 
Africa with "Undaunted Hope." It was the needful 
fields of South America that gave our missionaries 
there the extraordinary faith to continue in spite of 
the seemingly unsurmountable odds against the true 
Church of the Christ. It is the needful field of the 
world that should give us a vision of thousands fewer 
with bayonets and thousand more with Bibles, going 
forth unto victory in the name of the Church of Jesus 
Christ. Brethren, the needs exist at home and abroad, 
therefore, we must "maintain good works for necessary 
uses" — this will be the test of our Stewardship. 

SUMMARY. 

Two Greek words are used throughout this text be- 
mg translated "good work." One is "Kalon" and means 
"beautiful," with a secondary meaning of beneficial." 
The other is "agathon" and means "profitable." In 
1:16, "reprobate of good works," the word "profitable" 
is used, meaning the professors only are worthless unto 
the Lord. In 3:7, "pattern of good works," the word 
"beautiful" is used, meaning that we as saints of the 
Lord should maintain a beautiful pattern of life be- 
fore men. In 2:14 "Zealous of good works," the word 
"beautiful" is again used, this time meaning that our 
appreciation for the saving work of Christ should 
cause us to keep our lives beautifully pure in His sight. 
In 3:1, "Ready to every good work," the word "profit- 
able" is used, meaning that we should be profitable unto 
God in that we will constantly be winning new souls 
unto Him. In 3:8, "Maintain good works," the word 
"beneficial" is used, meaning that by our consistency 
in Stewardship, we shall become beneficial examples 
unto those still in sin. In 3:14, "Maintain good works 
for necessary uses," the word "beneficial" is again used, 
meaning that by pushing forward the great mission- 
ary program of the Church, will make us of benefit 
unto the Lord in the glorious task of completing His 
Bride, bringing Him personally to us again. We as 
Christians, therefore, are exhorted to be PROFITABLE 
to man and God, BEAUTIFUL before man and God, 
and BENEFICIAL unto man and God. 

"Without a vision the people perish." A vision of the 
early Church will give us a Pattern of good works." 
A vision of Calvary will make us "zealous of good 
works." A vision of the holiness of God upon His 
throne will make us "ready to every good work." A vis- 
ion of our past sins and our present inputed righteous- 
ness will help us to "maintain good works." A vision 
of the needy fields will make us ready to "maintain 
good works for necessary uses." 



PETER BURY HAVING RESULTS AT 
MODESTO 

Peter Bury, class of 1944, was called in June to the 
Brethren Church in Modesto, California. Already the 
Lord has given evidence that He is blessing his min- 
istry. 



During the quarter from July 1 to October 1, the 
hottest and busiest season of the year, they had an 
average of 73 in Bible School, 76 in morning service, 
43 in evening service, and 29 in Bible Study and Prayer 
Meeting. There were 11 first-time decisions for Christ, 
8 baptisms, and 5 new members added to the church. 
They now have a total of 82 official members. Cer- 
tainly this is a fine report. 




Modesto, California first Dally Vacation Bible School 

During August they had the privilege of conducting 
the first Daily Vacation Bible School to be held in the 
Modesto church. There were 92 enrolled and an aver- 
age attendance of 49. Three-fourths of the children 
which attended were not members of the Sunday 
School. Twenty made confessions for Christ during the 
two-week period. 




Rev. and Mrs. Peter Bury and daughter 



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"AGAIN 



if 



Arnold B. Kriegbaum (Class of '40) Waterloo, Iowa 



Many verses of Scripture because they are classified 
as controversial in nature are "by-passed" by the aver- 
age commentator. Hebrews 1:6 is one such verse. The 
intent of this article is to present a critical examination 
of this verse. 

The King James Version reads: "And again, when he 
bringeth in the firstbegotten into the world, he saith, 
And let the angels of God worship him." 

The American Standard Revised Version reads : "And 
when he again bringeth in the firstborn into the world 
he saith. And let the angels of God worship him." 

The problem confronting us is the meaning of the 
word "again". Does the word "again" refer to the In- 
caration, Resurrection or Revelation of the Lord Jesus 
Christ? 

The Use of Words 

Careful examination of the words of this text will 
assist to clarify any apparent question which seems to 
exist. In our study let us give proper analysis to the 
problematical words as found in this verse, namely; 
Hebrews 1:6. 

(1) "Again" COULD IT REFER TO THE INCARNA- 
TION? There are some who, in their case of argument 
contend that the word "again" merely designates the 
addition of another thought. They would cite such 
pf.ssages as 1:5, 1:6, 2:13, and 4:17 from the book of 
Hebrews. The line of argument is based upon the 
premise that Christ was brought to the manger, but 
at the time of the revelation He will come in power. 
With this line of thought we will deal later. 

COULD rr REFER TO THE RESURRECTION? There 
are others who turn to Acts 13:33 to prove that He- 
brews 1:6 has reference to the resurrection of Jesus 
Christ. However, a careful study of the former passage 
will reveal that the word "again" is interpolated, i.e., 
it does not appear in the majority of the accepted or- 
iginal manuscripts. Thus, we must of necessity con- 
clude that the verse refers to the virgin birth of our 
blessed Lord rather than to his resurrection. 

COULD IT REFER TO THE REVELATION OF JESUS 
CHRIST AT THE SECOND COMING? Having cited 
Acts 13:33, we draw your attention to verse 34, where 
Dr. Luke, the author of the book, quotes Psalm 2:7. It 
is interesting to note that the passage from the Psalms 
is also quoted in our context, Hebrews 1:5. Charles H. 
Spurgeon in his classic "The Treasury of David" for- 
bears' to discuss the verse under study, but dealing 
with the second Psalm, he throws considerable light 
upon our subject matter. He very ably assigns the title 
"The Psalm of Messiah the Prince" to Psalm 2. Then 
he continues, as he discusses Psalm 2:7-9 by saying: 
"God has laughed at the counsel and ravings of the 
wicked, and now Christ the Anointed comes forward, 
as the Risen Redeemer, 'declared to be the Son of God 
with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by t*ie 
resurrection from the dead.' Romans 1:4." It would 
appear that Spurgeon would apply this Psalm to a 



period after the resurrection which would demand, 
and properly so, we feel, that the incident in our prob- 
lem would have reference to the "Revelation." In a 
general description of the Psalm Spurgeon writes: "For 
it sets forth, as in wondrous vision, the tumult of the 
people against the Lord's anointed, the determinate 
purpose of God to exalt his own Son, and the ultimate 
reign of that Son over all his enemies .... Lowth has 
the following remarks upon this Psalm: 'The estab- 
lishment of David upon his throne, notwithstanding 
the opposition made to it by his enemies, is the subject 
of this Psalm!'" In other words, we might say, the 
words of this Psalm are to be applied to the happen- 
ings surrounding the revelation of Jesus Christ as 
"Messiah the Prince." This being true, it would infer 
that the "again" has reference to the glorious moment 
when Jesus Christ, the virgin born, crucified and risen 
Son of God shall come in mighty power and wonder, 
together with His saints, to establish His earthly king- 
dom of righteousness. 

(2) "Bringeth in" The Greek word (ice-ag-a-ge) we 
find to be a word of legal status which implies heir- 
ship. The whole thought seems to involve the idea of 
mheritance. Dare we forget that the inheritance of 
our Lord is still future when at the revelation of Him- 
self, he takes possession of that which is already legally 
His. The Greek form of this word is in the acrist-sub- 
junctive tense which tense does not denote past time, 
but is' present or future with reference to the principle 
verb. This could imply that the right to the inheritance 
was settled in the eternity past in the divine counsels 
of God; but the realization of this inheritance by our 
blessed Lord is still future. 

(3) "firstbegotten" A careful study of the use of this 
v/ord by the Hebrew people reveals that it carried a 
great significance. The first born in every family be- 
came the pirncipal heir and had peculiar privileges 
unknown to others of the posterity. Jesus Christ, as the 
"only begotten Son" of God sustains and ranks in the 
universe as the "heir" of all things. Hebrews 1:2 
(A. S. R. V.) : "Hath at the end of these days spoken 
unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all 
things, through whom he made the worlds; . . ." We 
also cite Romans 8:17, "And if children, then heirs; 
heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; if so be that 
we suffer with hm, that we may also be glorified to- 
gether." As the "firstbegotten" he has not received his 
inheritance. It seems that the best commentator on this 
thought is the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Ephes- 
ians (1:11-14): "In whom also we have obtained an 
inheritance, being predestinated according to the 
purpose of him who worketh all things after the coun- 
sel of his own will: That we should be to the praise of 
his glory, who first trusted in Christ. In whom ye also 
trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the 
gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye 

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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Report of Gifts to Grace Theological Seminary 

AUGUST, 1944 



Name Church Receipt No 

Sam Hcrney, Whittier. California 6594 

Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Myers, VVashingtan, D. C 6505 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Sailwell, Washington, D. C 6596 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard C. Williams, Thiladelphia, Pa. 

(First) 6597 

Ruth McClain Ashman, Los Angeles. Calif. (.Second) 6598 

Mrs. Lillian Helm. Peru, Indiana 6599 

Young People's Camp of Iowa "Camp lowana" 6600 

Buby Gresg, North Riyerdale, Dayton, Ohio 6601 

Moience W. Sandy, Palmyra, Pa 6602 

Mis? Haztl Shively, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) .... 6603 

Men's Bible Class, Uniontown, Pa 6604 

Mrs. Mize Landrum, Clayhole. Kentucky 6605 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Homey. Whittier, Calif 6606 

Dr. and Mrs. Edgar R. Mathers. Lincoln, Nebr 6607 

West Homer Brsthren Chnrch, Homerville, Ohio 6608 

Paul McCuUough, Homerville, Ohio 6609 

James D. Dixon. Wichita. Kansis 6610 

Rev. and Jlrs. Mark D. Early, Los Angeles, Calif. 

(Second) 6611 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Clum, Cleveland Heights, Ohio ..6612 

Edward D. Miller, Win-^na Lake, Indiana 6613 

A. V. Kimmell, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 6614 

Mrs. Ve'ina Kent, Nappanee, Indiana 6615 

Mrs. Elmer S;ull, North Liberty, Indiana 6616 

Man- Stull, North Liberty, Indiana 6617 

M'sc. Conference Offering 0618 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sansom, Long Beach. Calif. (First) 6619 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Goodman, Sr.. Modesto, Calif 6020 

Lulu Adler, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6621 

George Baker, Los Angeles. CaUt. (Second) 6622 

Mr and Mrs Balzer, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) ....6623 

Ed Beard. L^s Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6624 

Florence Bowhall. Los Angeles. Ca'.it. (Second) 6625 

5(r. and Mrs. C. Brown, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) . .6626 

,Iesse Briwn, Los Anjeles. Calif. (Second) 6627 

Mr. and Mrs. G. Caldwell. Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6628 

Mildred Chesnev, Los Angeles, Calif, (Second) 6629 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Conk'e, Los Angeles. Calif. (Second) 6630 

Ida Conner. Los Angeles. CaUf. (Second) 6631 

Minnie Conner. Los Angeles, CaHt. (,Sccond) 6632 

Mr. and Mrs. William Fillion, Los Angeles, Calif. 

(Second) 6633 

Mr. and Mrs. Max .Tones, Los Angeles. CaUf. (Second) 6034 
Mr. and Mrs. William Jones, Los Angeles, CaUf. 

(Second) 6635 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hay, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6636 

Ruth Headley, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6637 

Gladys Herzig, Los Angeles, Calnf. (Second) 6638 

Mr. and Mrs. A. L, Howard, Los Angeles, Calif. 

(Second) 6639 

Bernice Maddux, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6640 

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Martin, Los Angeles, Calif, 

(Second) 6641 

Mr. and Mrs. WUUam McMinn. Los Angeles, CaUf, 

(Second) 6642 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McDcwell, Los Angeles, Calif. 

(Second) 6043 

Mr. and Mrs. William McNeil, Los Angeles. Calif, 

(Second) 6644 

Ida Morrison. Los Angeles. Calif. (Second) 6645 

LilUan O'SuHivan. Los Ange'es, Ca'if. (Second) ....6646 
Mrs. Charles Purdy. Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) ....6647 

Ellen Ratekin, Los .\ngeles, Calif. (Second) 6648 

Rev. and Mrs. George Richardson. Los Angeles, CaUf. 

(Second) 6649 

.lulia Rowland. Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6650 

Mr. and Mrs. F. I. Runyon, Los Angeles, CaUf. (Second) 6651 
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Runyon. Los Angeles Calif. (Second) 6652 
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Shively. Los Angeles. CaUf. (Second) 6653 
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Snyder, Los Angeles, CaUf, 

(Second) 6654 

Hairy Solomon, Los Angeles, Calif. (Second) 6655 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Sovems, Los Angeles, Cahf. 

(Second) 6656 

Grace Stee'e, Loa Angeles, CaUf, (Second) 6657 

Mr. and Mrs. John Tilney. L^s Angeles, CaUf, (Second) 6858 
Mr. and Mrs. WilUam Treder, Los Angeles, OaUf, 

(Second) 6659 

Mr and Mrs, P, B. Whinery, Los Angeles, CaUf. 

(Second) 6660 

Barbara Yerian, Los Angeles, CaUf. (Second) 6661 

Christian Endeavor. Los Angeles, CaUf. (Second) ....0602 

Second Brethren Church, Los Angeles, OaUf 6663 

The Ashman Family — In Memory of Flora D. Ashman. 

Los Angeles, CaBf. (Second) 6664 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hamilton. Whittier. CaUf 6605 

Ruth E. Reddick. Winona Lake. Indiana 6666 

Mayme F. Barmore, Whittier, CaUf 6807 

Mrs. Ruth Beeson. Whittier, CaUf 8868 

Mr and Mrs. E. W. Bushnell, Whittier, CaUf 6689 

Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman. Whittier, CaBf 0670 

Mr and Mrs George Comstock, Whittier, (3alif 6671 

Mr and Mrs. H. M. Crawford, Whittier. CaUf 6672 

E, L. Gulp, Whittier, CaUf 6673 

Orlyu Gulp, Whittier, Calif 6674 

Willia Davidson, Whittier. Oaldf 6675 



5.00 

5.00 
75.00 
10.110 
8.30 
5.00 
8 00 

50.no 

6 00 
5.00 
6.00 
100,00 
9.87 
6.00 
30.00 

10.00 

25.00 

8.50 

6.00 

5.00 

10 00 

5.00 

115.37 

10.00 

10.00 

2 00 

10.00 

300.00 

2.00 

5.00 

20.00 

5.00 

5 00 

10.00 

10.00 

.70 

5.00 



3.00 
15.00 



2.50 
10.00 
11.00 

5.00 
10.00 

6.00 
10.00 
40.00 

2.00 



2.00 
1.00 
4.00 



11.38 

25.00 
10.00 
10.00 
50.00 

6.00 
20.00 

5.00 
20.00 
1,1.110 
50.00 
25.00 

8.00 



Name Church Receipt No. Amount 

Mr. and .Mrs. I. T. Day, Whittier, CaUf. 0676 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fralick, Whittier, CaUf 6677 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Glenn. Whittier, CaUf 8878 25.00 

George C. Haag. Whittier. Catif 6679 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Gnagy, Whittier, CaUf 6680 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Hammer, Whittier, CaUf 8681 10.00 

Donald Hay, Whittier, CaUf 6682 5.00 

Deris Hay, Whittier, CaUf 6683 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hay, Whittier, CaUf .8684 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hubbling. Whittier, Calif 6685 5.00 

In His Name, Whittier, Calif 6886 10.00 

Clyde Irwin, Whttier. CaUf 0687 10.00 

Mr. and Mis. F. D. Kelly. Whittier. CaUf 6688 5.00 

R. F. Kelly, Whittier, CaUf 6889 25.00 

H O. KeS3ler, Whittier. Calif 6800 15.00 

L-.yal Women's Class, Whittier. Calif 6691 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. DonaM MiUer. Whittier, Calif 8692 5.00 

G. Earl MiUer. Whittier, CaUf 6693 25.00 

Mr. and Mri. L. E. Mi'ler. Whittier. CaUt 6694 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Miller. Whittier. CaUf 6095 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Morr's, Whittier, CaUf 6606 11,00 

Mrs. C. M. O'Brvon. Whittier. Calif 6697 5.00 

Mrs. EUzabeth Ogden. Whittier. Calif 6808 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G'en Petersm Whittier. CaBf 0699 5.00 

Amy F. Richarlson. Whittier, CaUf 6700 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John E. Rieherison. Whittier. Calif. ..0701 25.00 

B^b Robinsm Wh'ttier. Calif 0702 5.00 

Mr. and Mr',. Rov Rob'nson, Whittier, CaBf 8703 15.00 

J. E. Root. Wh-ttier, Calif 0704 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E H. R^i^h, Whittier. Calif 8705 25.00 

Mrs. Don Starkey. Wh'ttier. Calif 6706 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. 8 erllng. Whitt'er. CaUf 6707 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H^rrv E. S roud, Whitt'er, CaUf 6708 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Thompson Wliittier, CaUf 6709 10.00 

Mrs. George Fiery, Whittier. CaBf 8710 10.00 

W R. (A. Friend). Whittier, Calif 6711 10.00 

A. D. Wame Whittier. CaUf 6712 25.00 

Ernest W. Wood. Whittier. Ca'if 6713 5.00 

C. V. Z->ok. Whitt-er. Ca'if 8714 5.00 

Lcren Zook. Whittier, CaUf 6715 25.00 

P'rst Brethren Church. Whittier CaBf 8716 181.02 

Esther Kemoton. New Troy. Michigan 6717 1.00 

B'aine Snyder. Lake (Messa. Michigan 8718 10.00 

Mrs. Blaine Snvder. Lake '^de«s.i, Michigan 6719 10.00 

Mrs. Phoebe Mote. Lake Odessa, Michigan 6720 5.00 

Rev and Mrs. J. Frank Meyers Wateroo, Iowa ....8721 10.00 

Miss Irean Deemv. Dallas Center Iowa 8722 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Ralph Morigen. Dallas Center, Iowa . . . .6723 10 00 

Mr, and Mrs. J. S. Cook. Dallas Center, Iowa 8724 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E B. Schroek. Waterloo. Iowa 8725 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Howard, Washington, D. C 6726 2000 

K. Sampson. Washington. D. C ...6727 10.00 

Women's Mssionary Council. Washington, D. C 6728 10.00 

M.argaret E. Sampson, Wasliington. D. C 6729 lO.OO 

Frank Campbell, Red HiU. Virginia 6730 1.00 

Bhoda M. Fletcher. Winchester. Virginia 6731 3.00 

Mrs. H^rrv S. Fox. Jr., Winchester, Virginia 6732 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs Wilbur S. Bostetter. Hagerstown, Maryland 6733 10.00 

Nettle Brumbaugh. Port's, Kansas 6734 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Weed. Sunnyside. Washington ....6735 25.00 

Earl Murray. Sunnyside. Washington 6736 5.00 

Ge-rge M'Uer. Sunnyside. Wa.=hington 6737 5.00 

Grice A'Ishouse. Sunnvside. Washington 6738 5.00 

Nettie H'rr's. Simnyside. Wash-nrton 6739 10.00 

Mr. and Mr-, E. W. Reed. Sunnvsiie. Washington ....6740 1500 

Mrs. Grace Turner, Sunnvside. Washington 6741 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Tttmer. Sunnys'de. Wasliington ..6742 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fay Reed. Sunnvside. Washington 8743 5.00 

Robert Lee. Sunnyside. Washington 6744 5.00 

Fred O'Neal. Sunnyside, Washmglon 8745 5.00 

Mns. D^ra Kennedy. Sunnvgde Washington 6746 10.00 

C. H. Padgham. Sunnys'de, Wash'ngton 6747 5.00 

JuUan Ratajczak. Stinnys'de. Washington 6748 5.00 

Fred Bykerk, Sunnyside. Wash-ngton 8749 5.00 

Clyde Sm-th, Sunnyside. Washington 6750 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Art Nickel. Sunnvside, Washington ....6751 10.00 

Fust Brethren Church, .Sunny-ide. Washington 6752 20.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Flickinger, Lanark, IlBnois ....0753 50.00 

Mrs. Don Ashman. Nashville. Tennessee 6754 2.00 

A. L. Howard, Los Angeles, California (Second) ,.6755 5.00 

Kathrvn Lynch. Portsmouth, Kentucky 6756 5.00 

Rev. William A. Steffler, Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) ..6757 1.00 

Mrs. William A. Steffer, PhiJade'phia. Pa. (Tlr'rl) ..6758 1.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Char'es Sm'th, Philadelphia, Pa. (Third) 0769 1.00 

Ella KimmeU, Philadelphia. Pa. (First) 6760 10.00 

R J. MeDoweU, Philadelphia, Pa. (Frst) 6761 lO.UO 

Men's Bible Class, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 6762 10.00 

Lois Eleanor Seitz, Philode'phia. Pa. (First) 8763 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Marquart, Philadelphia. Pa. 

(First) 6784 25.00 

Ruth Croker, Philadelphia, Pa. (First) 6765 10.00 

Mrs. Ellen C. Grsaves Philadelphia, Pa. (First) ... 6786 6.00 

Ross L. Hunt, Pike. Mundy's Corner. Pa 6767 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Rager, Pike, Mundy's Comer, Pa. 6768 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Fred Walter. HopeweU, Pa 6789 10,00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Rempel, Uniontown, Pa 6770 10,00 

Rev, Clair Gartland. Leamersville. Pa 6771 10.00 



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JANUARY 27, 1945 



Name Church Receipt No. Amount 

Mrs. Mary Bifano, Johnstown, Pa 6772 10.00 

Rev. aBd Mrs. A. L. Lynn, Johnstown, Pa 1)773 24.00 

Mrs. L. H. Mitchell. Johnstown, Pa 6774 1.00 

Mrs. Eveb'n McClain, Johnstown, Pa 6775 5.25 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Leslie Moore, John.5town. Pa 6776 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs. N. H. Miller, Johnstown, Pa 6777 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Byron E. Noon, Johnstown, Pa 6778 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Sowers, Johnstown, Pa 6779 25.00 

Mrs. Don Gindlesbereer, Johnstown, Pa 6780 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sigg, Johnstown, Pa 6781 20.00 

Mr. Alonzo Ream, Johnstown. Pa 6782 5.00 

O. M. Smith, Johnstown, Pa 6783 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uphouse, Joluistown, Pa 67S4 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mas Probst, Johnstown. Pa 6785 10.00 

Mr. Harry D. Ringler, Joluistown, Pa 6786 10.00 

Mr and Mrs. Emanuel Blough, Johnstown, Pa 6787 2.00 

Bro. of Alex. Mack (Seniors), Johnstown. Pa 6788 20 00 

Bro. of Ales. Mack (Juniors), Johnstown, Pa 6789 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Blair Dick, Johnstown, Pa 6790 5.00 

Miss Fannie Klink, Meyersdale, Pa ....6791 1.00 

Diberty De Valentino, Meyersdiile, Pa 0792 1.00 

Mabel Lindeman, Summit Mills, Pa 6793 5.00 

Ethel V. Firl, Summit, Mills, Pa 6794 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Zimmerman. Wasiiesboro, Pa. ..6795 10.00 

Miss BTorencc B. Small. Waynesboro. Pa 6796 2.00 

No Name, Waynesboro. Pa 6797 1.00 

B. L. Stains, Waynesboro, Pa 6798 10.00 

Mrs. B. L. Stains, Waynesboro, Pa 6799 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Eniest H. Beaxinger, Waynesboro, Pa. ..6800 1.00 

Mr. and Mis. Glenn O'Neal, AslUand, Ohio 6801 10.00 

Miss Naomi Bechtel, Ankenyto\ra, Ohio 6802 5.00 

Cpl. Paul J. Cone, Ankenytown, Ohio 6803 5.00 

George E. Cone, Jr., Ankenytown, Ohio 6804 5.00 

Rey George E. Cone, Ankenytown, Oliio 6805 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Underwood, Dayton, Ohio (First) . .6806 2.00 

Belle M. Ewing, Dayton, Ohio (First) 6807 25.00 

Mr and Mrs. Don Wolfe, Dayton, Ohio (First) ....6808 20.00 

Mr and Mrs. R. J. Burnett, Dayton, Ohio (First) . . . .6809 5.00 

Mildred tSollenberger, Dayton, Ohio (No. Riyerdale) 6810 3.00 

Slias Elizabeth Slefer, Clayton, Ohio 6811 5.00 

Jliss Nancy Siefer, Clayton, Ohio 6812 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. W. C. Martin, Fairhaven, West -Salem, 

Ohio 6813 10.00 

Mis. Gordon Gonawein, Fremont, Ohio 6814 6.00 

Mrs Oliver Wintel-s, Fremont, Ohio 6815 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Hastings, Homerville, Ohio 6816 20.00 

Mrs. Eva Parr, Berne, Indiana 6817 , nnn 

Senior Christian Endeavor, Berne, Indiana 6818 n 

Ruth Christy, Berne, Indiana 6819 5.O0 

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil E. Smitley, Beme, Indiana ....6820 ,„„;!„ 

Bethel Brethren Church, Beme, Indiana 6821 „ „ 

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Myers. Beme. Indiana 6822 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Byrson Fetteri, Beme, Indiana 6823 .io.OO 

Naomi Sipe. Beme, Indiana 6824 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Sipe, Beme, Indiana 8825 10.00 

Adult Chrstian Endeavor, Beme, Indiana 68^6 innn 

Mr. and Mrs. Archie Parr, Beme, Indiana .6827 10. ou 

Delia Plummer and Doris Bunch, County, line, Indiana b8.i8 o "l-n 

Mra. Charles Gillis. County L-ne, Indiana 6829 ^.60 

Mrs. Charles Walker, Flora, Indiana 6830 5.00 

Mrs. Melvin Fisher, Flora, Indiana 6831 o.OO 

Mrs. Pearl Ervin, Fort Wayne, Indiana 6832 l.oo 

Paul Boyer. Fort Wayne, Indiana 6833 o.ou 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Miller, Osceola, Indiana 6834 onnn 

Mrs. Seltha Dawson, Mariona, Indiana 683o "=nn 

Ben Weaver, Nappanee, Indiana 6836 a.m 

Mrs. Ben Weaver, Nappanee, Indiana 6837 o. " 

Mrs. F. E. Jones, Pern, Indiana ■ 6838 l.uo 

Mrs, Lillian HeUn, Pem, Indiana 6839 10.00 

Mrs. Charles Grandstaff, Pera, Indiana 6840 o.ou 

Mrs. George Huddleson, Peru, Ind 6841 5.00 

Vem Stuber, Sharpsville, Indiana 684- o.uu 

Mr and Mrs. Leo Polman. Winona Lake, Indiana ....6843 "rno 

Mr and Mrs. WilUam Densmore, South Gate, Calif 6844 o^nn 

Mr and Mrs. Marvin Goodman. Jr., Modesto, Calif. ..684o ~Bn„ 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Homer, Winona Lake, Indiana -68*6 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Forest Lance, Winona Lake, Indiana ..6847 5. 

Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Hutchinson, Winona Lake, Indiana . .6848 1"0" 

Total $3,389,03 

Mrs. Alva J. McOlam, I'hiaucial Secretao'. 



SARAH PRICE WILLIAMS 

Sarah Price Williams departed this life to the better 
home, December 4, 1944. She was the mother of Dr. 
Dwight Williams of Charleston, West Virginia, Mrs 
Prank Donahue of Washington, D. C, Rev. Russell Wil- 
liams of New Troy, Michigan, and Rev. Robert Wil- 
liams, missionary in French Equatorial Africa. Mrs. 
WiUiams was a member of the Brethren Church of 
McLouth, Kansas where she served faithfully until her 
death. 









CLAY CITY, INDIANA 

A series of evangelistic meetings were held from 
November 6 to November 19 with Rev. Clair Gartland, 
pastor of the Leamersville Brethren Church, Learn - 
ersville, Pennsylvania, as our evangelist and Woody 
W. Newman of the First Brethren Church of Altoona, 
Pennsylvania our song leader and soloist. This was a 
return engagement with these two servants of the 
Lord, their having served us here in a similar meet- 
ing in April, 1944. Two first-time confessions and 
thirteen re-dedications were witnessed during the 
m.eetings. We praise God for each one of them. 

At this writing we are preparing for another series 
of meetings with the Polmans beginning February 12- 
February 25. We are praying that this proposed series 
of meetings may be the beginning of a real Holy Ghost 
revival in our church and community. 

Please pray with us that our hopes may be realized 
and our prayers answered to the end that many may 
come to know Christ as Saviour and Lord, and that 
m.any luke-warm believers may become on fire for God. 

Twenty-seven young men have gone from our church 
and are now serving in the armed forces all over the 
world. Needless to say we have missed their presence 
in the church services, but we know our Heavenly 
Father is watching over all. 

Mrs. Raymond Leohr, Corresponding Secretary. 



CONEMAUGH, PENNSYLVANIA 

The First Brethren Church at Conemaugh has been 
enjoying a wonderful time of spiritual blessings. Since 
the arrival of our new pastor. Brother J. L. Gingrich 
(who arrived the first part of August) an enthusiastic 
spirit has prevailed among our members. The attend- 
ance at both Sunday services has doubled itself. Our 
prayer meetings are evenings of great joy to both 
young and old. Brother Gingrich conducts a Bible 
study with time allotted to open discussion after which 
we have volunteer prayers. It is with reluctance that 
the people disperse after these meetings. 

We will long remember our Rally Day this fall. 
Twenty-one people came out for the Lord. Two of 
these weer re-consecrations and nineteen were new 
converts. A mother and father together with three of 
their childrn were among the group. The following 
Sunday the remaining two members of the family 
took their stand for the Lord. It was a great time of 
rejoicing and a real day of victory. 

If the Lord tarries, we will conduct a two-week 
evangelistic service with Brother Lynn as evangelist In 
January. Pray for us that we may do our part in 
bringing others to Him in Conemaugh — for, "the har 
vest is truly great, but the laborers are few." 



Though the speaker be a fool, let the hearer be wise. 



Mrs. Raymond Anthony, Secretary. 



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COMPTON, CALIFORNIA 

It is about time that we break the silence and let 
you linow that the Lord is still working at Compton. 
In spite of the fact that we have lost several of our 
finest families to other communities and states, things 
are progressing nicely. 

Christmas eve, after a near record S. S. attendance 
of 221 and a splendid morning church attendance, the 
evening service was attended and enjoyed by a crowd 
of well over 250 people. The attraction was the Christ- 
mas program, which had as its climax an original 
pageant in poetry, written and narrated by one of our 
members, Mrs. LucUle Newland Hart. It bore a real 
message and was splendidly received. 

Rev. Einar Mickelson, a missionary from Borneo and 
Dutch New Guinea spoke on New Year's Eve, and at- 
tracted a good crowd. About 70 people stayed for the 
watch night service, at which Rev. Mickelson spoke 
again. The old year was closed, and the new begun, 
in prayer. 

We are now looking forward to evangelistic meetings 
January 24 to February 11 with John Carrara, a youth- 
ful evangelist who was converted from Catholicism to 
Christ. Pray with us for their success, won't you? 
Ralph J. Colburn, Pastor. 




PENNSYLVANIA BRETHREN YOUNG 
PEOPLE'S RALLIES 

The accompanying photos were taken of the group 
of Pennsylvania Brethren young people who attended 
the November District Rally held at the Uniontown 
Brethren Church. Brother Henry Remple, his young 
people, and the fine ladies of the Church were excellent 
hosts to our group. These rallies have become a vital 
part of the youth activities of our district — the Lord 
is blessing abundantly. At rally time they came in 
from all directions, by bus, by car, by train, and on 
foot. Eighty to one hundred are from out of town and 
are housed by the entertaining Brethren over night. 
The program begins with a singspiration and devo- 
tional service on Friday evening, advances through 
Saturday with prayer services, group meetings, recre- 
ational activities, and com.es to a close on Saturday 
evening with a Victory Banquet. This banquet is 
always ended promptly at seven o'clock to allow the 
out-of-towners plenty of time to get home before Sun- 
day morning. 

Perhaps you can pick out someone you know in the 
large group photo. The smaller group is that of the 
ministers and wives present at the last rally and the 
officers of the District S. M. M. and of the District 
Fishermen's Club. They are named with the photo. 

Besides the District rallies which are held quarterly, 
local rallies of conveniently located churches, are held 
each month. These have all proven of a great help to 
our young people and will, we believe, be of untold 
benefit to the churches of our district and of the 
Brotherhood. 

The Fishermen's Club is not satisfied alone with a 
Summer Camp but will enjoy their second annual 
Winter Camp this year, January 24 to 27. About fifty 
cf the fellows will spend three days at the Laurel Hill 
Recreational Demonstration Area, near Somerset, hav- 
ing a good time skating on the lake, skiing over the 
m.ountains, and enjoying other Winter sports. Devo- 
tional periods are included in the camp schedule, the 
eats will be even better than last year when the boys 
said they were good. 

Other pagps of the Herald tell of the activities of the 
S. M. M. groups. 



Top Row — Brethren Zimmerman, MlPer, Rempel. Ashman. Gray, 
and Simmons. Middle Row — sisters Zimmerman, Rempel, Richardson 
and Brethren RichardEon, Gingrich, and Carey. Bo'tom Row — Leona 
Firl, Ruth Ringler. Mrs. Miller, Fern Ringler, Doily Lou Lorenien, 
Bruce Rosner, Eddie Cordell, Robert Griffith, 



True repentance means not only a heart broken for 
sin but from sin. 




Compton, California Dally Vacation Bible School 

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Mid-West Bible Conference 



Through the marvelous and matchless grace of our 
Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ the Mid-west Bible Con- 




ference of Brethren Churches met at Beaver City, 
Nebraska November 24-26. 

A special Young People's rally was planned for the 
first evening with a fine banquet served by the Beaver 
City Brethren. A fine inspirational service was held, 
which was an encouragement to all. 

The Saturday morning praise and prayer service was 
led by Paul A. Davis, this was followed by auxiliary 
meetings. The ministerial elected the following offi- 
cers, President Ralph Rambo, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, 
secretary-treasurer Herman Baerg, of Beaver City, 
Nebraska. 

The W. M. C. ladies met and devotions were con- 
ducted by Mrs. Ralph Rambo, special music was fur- 
nished from the Portis S. M. M. organization resulted 
with Mrs. Paul A. Davis as president, Mrs. Elmer Angell 
as vice-president from Portis, Kansas and Mrs. J. M. 
Davis of Beaver City, Nebraska, secretary-treasurer. 
The women decided as a district project to pay $50 
toward the purchase of a neon sign for the Cheyenne, 
Wyoming Home mission church. 

Conference organization followed with Herman 
Baerg of Beaver City, Nebraska as moderator. Rev. 
Ralph Rambo brought a very helpful Bible lecture at 
the 11:00 o'clock hour. 

Saturday evening Rev. Arnold Kreigbaum of Water- 
loo, Iowa brought the first of a series of Bible messages 
onHeb. 6:4-10. Sunday morning the service was in 
charge of Pastor Baerg, the message given by Rev. Paul 
A. Davis of Portis, Kansas on "Ten Basic Brethren Be- 
liefs." 

The afternoon and evening messages were given by 
Rev. Arnold Kreigbaum, and were greatly appreciated 
by all present. 

The conference closed leaving each with a deeper 
vision for greater service for Him, here in this district 
as well as elsewhere. 

Mrs. Elmer Angell, Secretary-Treasurer. 



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Brethren Young People attendlns Rally Day at Unlontown, Pennsylvania 

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(Continued from page 57) 



believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of prom- 
ise, Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the 
redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise 
of his glory." Earnest money is but a guarantee of 
future payment in full. Thus, the believer is given 
guarantee that he shall be recipient of or actual par- 
take in the Messianic blessedness by the grace cf 
God, inasmuch as God has sent his Holy Spirit to in- 
dwell the believer who has put faith in Jesus Christ. In 
view of the fact that we are in the "firstbegotten" 
^Colossians 3:3-4), we too shall receive the inheritance 
when he comes "again" at the revelation of Himself as 
King of kings and Lord of lords (Revelation 19:11-16). 

(4) "saith"— We should not overlook the fact that this 
word is in the Greek present tense (present indicative 
active), and the question is raised as to whether the 
words of Hebrew 1:6b might not refer to the future 
event as recorded in Philippians 2 : 10 "That att he name 
of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, 
and things in earth, and things under the earth;" Now 
we know not what that "Name of Jesus" might be. pos- 
sibly another name, but nevertheless, every knee shall 
bow, yea, even the angels of heaven. The thing said !.=■ 
always in force by virtue of the Greek tense, thus it 
will always be present in tense up until the very mo- 
ment that the now-future event transpires. 

(5) "And"— Although this is the last word we will deal 
with, yet it stands first in our text. We merely state 
that this word may be properly and more literally 
translated "but." 

A literal translation of Hebrews 1:6 would read: "But 
when he again bringeth in the first bom into the world 
he is saying. And let the angels of God worship him." 

Concluding that this text refers to the glorious revel- 
ation of our bles,sed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ we 
likewise acclaim him as the Son of God who became 
incarnate, later to be crucified and raised from the 
dead, to be revealed in due time as King of kings and 
Lord of lords. 



NOT GRIEVED FOR ISRAEL? 

Not grieved for Israel! Canst thou stand 

Rejoicing in the light. 
And nothing care for those who stray 

In darkest shades of night? 

Not grieved for Israel! Having lost 

Thy load of sin and shame, 
Should'st thou not their salvation seek 

Through whom thy Saviour came? 

Not grieved for Israel! Thou wast healed. 

When broken, sick and sore. 
How deep their wounds! Hast thou no balm 

On their sad hearts to pour? 

Not grieved for Israel! When thy cup 

with mercy overflows. 
Wilt thou not give from thy full store 

Some comfort for their woes? 

Lo, JesTis grieves His flock to see 

All ruined, lost undone. 
And bids thee in the desert go 

To seek them one-by-one. 

Oh, holy task, His Name to bear 

In all its healing power, 
To "these His brethren" thus to haste 

Their glad redemption hour! 

—Jessie G. Weber. 



(Continued from page 51) 

The answer, as some of us have learned through our 
own personal experience and have observed in the ex- 
periences of numerous other young persons is to be 
found not in an ideal but in the living Christ who 
faves from the world and its empty manner of life. 
Thank God for a Saviour who can save youth from 
such a barren existence as Mr. Bliven describes, to a 
life that is satisfying and filled with purpose! Lets 
put the lives and achievements of the heroes of faith 
in the hands and hearts of our youth and they'll net 
be interested in the idols of the bright lights. 



CHRIST'S LETTER TO THE EPHESIAN 
CHURCH 

(Continued from page 52) 
A truly repentent mind always results in a moved 
will, so Christ next commands these folks to "do the 
first works." Now this is not an exhortation to give 
more Christian service, but rather an exhortation to 
these Christians to give themselves in new devotion to 
Christ. 

Accompanying this three-fold command we hear a 
warning in which the Lord promises to come and to 
remove their candlestick except they repent. This was 
actually done at Ephesus, as history has revealed. For 
today, on the cite of the place where Paul labored day 
and night for three years, there are but "a ruined 
archway, a Moslem dwelling, and forbidden castle" 
No testimony and usefulness for Christ is found today 
in that privileged place. 

May God guard us from such a tragic end by giving 
us eyes to see, and hearts to feel, our Saviour's eternal 
love for us. And in return we cannot but shower our 
devotion upon Him. 



GOD DOES NOT NEED our money, for "the cattle 
upon a thousand hills" are His, and the heavens and 
the earth are His" (Psalm 50:10, 89:11). But he wants 
our money, that through our money He may bring 
great blessings into our hearts. God gave us money 
that by giving it we might be blessed.— Newsette. 



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Facts Concerning Our Publications 



Remarks by the managing editor 



The following article is a report on the pub- 
lication offering to date. There have been forty-five 
churches which have reported the returns from a pub- 
lication offering. This leaves about fifty churches 
which have not yet reported. From the forty-five re- 
porting there has been a total of $2,911.09 received. 
This would amount to less than 33c per member. We 
cannot believe that this is a fair estimate of what 
our people are going to give per capita for publications 
in 1944-45. 

On the other hand, some have told us that there will 
be more coming. One little church of 26 members has 
sent in over $100 already. One mission point with less 
than 10 members on the roll has sent in over $70. 
One church has written into their budget $5 for every 
family on the roll, making them a sustaining member. 
Several churches have sent in an amount equal to 
$1 per member. Why should we not give $1 per capita 
when our statistician reports that our per capita giv- 
ing for all church purposes last year was $61? Our 
gifts to publications last year amounted to 24c per 
capita. 

Are we evaluating the worth of our church publi- 
cations properly? Surely we will not want to be slack 
in meeting our obligations to a work which is so vital 
to every interest of our denomination. It is not for 
the purpose of paying deficits that we are appealing 
for funds, but rather that we might equip ourselves 
to meet the present and growing need of our denomi- 
national interests. "Where there is no vision the people 
perish." The same principle is true of any bu.siness 
which is in its infancy and facing a rapidly growing 
constituency. We bring you these facts and figures 
to help you to more wisely plan your future giving. 
We do not consider any of the accounts closed. We 
have endeavored to give credit to every church from 
v/hom we have received a gift through any of their 
members. The miscellaneous gifts are from those 
whose membership we have been unable to determine. 
If your church is not on this list may we hear from 
you soon, or if the amount which you have sent in to 
date does not fairly represent your interests in pub- 
lications, we will be glad to change it before it is pub- 
lished again. 

May we say a word about subscriptions. In our pub- 
lications number we suggested that each subscriber 
secure at least one subscription for the Herald. Many 
have responded by sending in several new subscrip- 
tions. Some have sent in seven, ten, fourteen, and as 
many as fifteen new subscriptions. But too many did 
absolutely nothing about it, and how easy it would be. 
Is there one subscriber of the Herald who could not 
with a minimum of effort secure one new subscription 
or make a gift of a subscription to some needy soul in 
his community? If each one of you did that next 
week we would be able to send out 10,000 Brethren 
-Missionary Heralds the following week., . And_think 



what that would mean to the publication interest. The 
extra 5,000 magazines would cost the company only 
32% of the amount the first 5,000 cost. That would 
result in a financial gain to the company. It would 
mean that the Gospel message and the missionary 
appeal would be reaching twice as many people, thereby 
broadening its ministry and increasing its benefits. 
Can any one estimate the value of such an increase in 
subscription numbers, and to think that it will so easily 
be accomplshed if we all co-operate. 

In the near future we plan to publish a list of the 
churches whose entire membership is receiving the 
Herald. Is your church 100%? If it is, we want to in- 
clude it in the list, and request that you send us this 
information immediately. 



PUBLICATIONS OFFERING 

Akron. Ohio, First Bremren ■$ 5.00 

.\kron. OWo. Firestone Pari Brethren 18.00 

Anhland, Ohio. West 10th Street Brethren 6.00 

BeaTer City, Nebr^stai, Grace Brethren 15.25 

Berne, Indiana, Bethel Brethren 178. ^iS 

Byersiale. Pennsvlvania. Grace Brethren 71.00 

Canton, Ohio. Frst Brethren 61.40 

Cheyenne, Wyoming. First Brethren 5.00 

Clay City, Indiana, Fir.«t Brethren 2T.75 

Clayt-n. Ohio. First Brethren 6.00 

0l6ve:and Heisrhta. Ohio, First Brethren 110. UO 

Conemaugh, PennsylTania. Conemaugh Brethren 113.75 

Dallas Center, Iowa, Brethren Chnrch 86.50 

Danville, ' hio. First Brithren 51.00 

Dayton, Ohio, Firat Brethren 23.00 

Dayton, Ohio, North Riverdale Brethren 44.00 

Fillmore. Catifomia, Firpt Brethren 40 ^5 

Flora, Indiana, Grace Brethren 68.75 

Fort Wayne. Indiana, First Bretliren 1.00 

Fremont, Ohio, Grace Brethren 5.00 

Rarwjn, Iow,i, Carlton Brethren 26,11 

H^.gerstown, Maryland, Grace Brethren 117.00 

Hfjllins. Virginia. Mountain View Brethren 5.00 

HomoryiHe, Ohio, West Homerville Bretliren 23.00 

Huntington, Indiana, Grace Brethren 14.00 

Indianapolis, Indiana, Grace Brethren 7.00 

Johantown, Pennsylvania, First Brethren 140.75 

Juniata, Altoona, Pennaylvan'a, Grace Brethren 31.50 

Lake Odessa, Michigan, Cpmpbell Brethren 26.23 

La Verne, California, First Brethren 63.91 

Leamersville, Pennsylvania, Leamersville Brethren 15.00 

Ler-n, Iowa. Leon Brethren 54.00 

Limestone, Tennessee. Vernon Brethren 30.00 

Long Beach, California, First Brethren 347.19 

LcrUg Beach, California, Second Brethren 47.00 

Lob Angeles, California, Frit Brethren 55 00 

Los Ange?es, California, Second Brethren 160.05 

Mansfield, Ohio, Grace Brethren 15.50 

Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, First Brethren 22.50 

MrKee, Pennsylvania, McKoe Brethren 10.00 

Middlebranch, Ohio, First Brethren 26.35 

Milledgeville, Illinois, MiUedgeville Brethren 46.00 

Modesto, California, LaLoma Grace Brethren 44.50 

Mundy's Comer, Pennsylvania, Pike Brethren 20.00 

Nappanee, Indiana, First Brethren 2.00 

New Troy, Michigan, New Troy Brethren 16.50 

fteceola, Indiana, Bethel Brethren 16.00 

Peru, Indiana, Peru Brethren 51.00 

PliUadelphia, Pennsylvania, First Brethren 4.00 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Third Brethren ^oli? 

Portis, Kansas, Portis Brethren aZir. 

Rittman, Ohio, First Brethren ,fini 

Roanoke, Virginia, Ghent Brethren nr'Jn 

Sidney, Indiana, Sidney Brethren oonn 

South Gate, Cahfomia, First Brethren -« "" 

Sunnyside. Wailiington, First Brethren 'O- '" 

I'niontown, Pennsylvania, First Brethren ioo ro 

Washington, D. C, First Brethren in nft 

Washington. Pennsylvania. Chestnut Kidge S. S 7^ "n 

Waterloo, Iowa, Grace Bretlwen ocnri 

Whittier, CaUfornia, First Brethren i,wi 

Winona Lake, Winona Lake Brethren itn 

Yellow Oreok. Pennsylvania, TelloM Creek Brethren 71 ^n 

jriBcellaneous gifts •- • •' 74.00 

Tetri -=, . . ., •■ - • $3,186^9 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




Brethren Ready to Go on the Air 
as Soon as Funds Are Available 

Jtave. you Beni If 0444, Qi^t? 



THE NEED 



THE REASON 



THE METHOD 



1. 5,000 Believers who will send in $1 monthly, be- 
ginning at once, to start the broadcast nationally. 

2. Every Giver a Prayer Giver in remembering 
the Brethren Hour in their Daily Devotions. 

1. Because the Brethren Hour cannot go on the air 
until $5,000 is in the bank. 

2. A contract cannot be signed until this initial 
fund is deposited. 

3. The radio stations cannot begin to clear the time 
on any station until the fund is available. 

1. Organize a Radio Club in your church, com- 
posed of all who give any amount in support of 
the Brethren Hour. Elect a chairman and have 
regular meetings for prayer and radio inspira- 
tion. 

2. Give envelopes to all radio donors and be sure to 
fill them in so proper credit can be made. As far 
as possible, send all gifts in envelopes. 

Remember, the Radio Hour was spon- 
sored by the 1944 National Conference 
and a committee elected to initiate it. 
Watch the "Missionary Herald" for 
further announcements. 



SEND ALL GIFTS AND COMMUNICATIONS TO 



The Brethren Radio Hour — Box 2, Winona Lake, Indiana 





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FOREIGN MISSIONS NUMBER 




Vol. 7. No. 5 



February 3, 1945 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



THE PRICE OF PEACE 

As the New Year dawns, the government has released 
figures as to the total casualties for the Army and 
Navy up to date. The figure given is 646,380. These 
figures do not include our losses during the great Ger- 
man counter-offensive in Belgium. Just how many 
tens of billions, yes, just how many hundreds of billions 
of dollars this war has cost to date, perhaps the Lord 
only knows. The staggering sum has gotten beyond 
the comprehension of man. Such is the price that 
America, saying nothing about all the other Allied Na- 
tions, is paying to produce world peace! And as they 
struggle a real lasting peace seems to be farther away 
than ever. 

Talk about sending money for missions, how insig- 
nificant has the expenditure been in both life and 
money in comparison with what the world is spending. 
As a matter of fact, all the efforts of men, all the vast 
expenditures in blood and in treasure produces nothing 
— only seems to sink us deeper in seas of blood. 

Some day, whether men believe it now or not, they 
are going to find that the only real lasting peace that 
the world ever knew, was purchased at the expenditure 
of one single life and that life was spent on a cross, 
driven into a rock called Calvary. The expenditure of 
that single life, not only will finally bring peace be- 
tween man and man, but between man and his God. 



MISSIONARIES "ON THE GO" 

As these editorial notes are being written, the Dun- 
nings are probably en route from Brother Dunning's 
New Jersey home to Sunnyside, Washington, where 
Mrs. Dunning will be "at home" once again with Mr. 
and Mrs. John Weed; and where they will remain until 
the "great event" is over. After that. Brother Dunning 
will tour the churches of the Pacific Coast, talking 
"missions." 

The Klievers are making their headquarters in North 
Long Beach — their old Church home. "Jake," as every- 
body calls him, is now enroute to the east, where he 
will "campaign" for a great Easter Offering. It is going 
to be needed, for we predict a great forward movement 
in our foreign work when this blood-letting old world 
lets up killing men for a little while. 

The Fosters are in Cape Town, South Africa, where 
they went for a needed rest and acclimation, before 
ccvming to their frigid homes (if newspaper accounts 
here in Southern California are to be believed) here in 
America. Money has been cabled them, that will en- 
able them to come home by the air. It now looks as 
if the "air route" will be used almost entirely by our 
missionaries in the future. The cost of the ticket for 
the plane seems a bit high, at present, but when we 
take into account the loss of valuable time (a precious 
(Continued on page 71) 



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THE BRETHRtW MISSIONARY HERALD: Entered as second-cUaa matter April 16, 1943 at the postoffice at Winona Lake, Indiana, under" the 
Act of March 3, lSi9. Issued four times each month by The Brethren Missionary Herald Co.. Winona Lake, Indiana. Subscription price, $1.00 a year; 
Foreign countries Sl.oO a year. ADMINISTRATION: Marrin L. Goodman, Secretary of Publications. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Herman Hoyt, President: 
Bernard Schneider, Vice-President: E. D. Crees, Secretary; Homer A. Kent, Treasurer; Paul Bauman. Mrs. John Aeby, R. E. Gingrich, L. L. Grabb, A. 
Lepp. EDITORS: Foreign Missionj, Louis S. Bauman: Women's Missionary Council, Mrs. John Aeby: Home Missions, 



Lynn, S. W. Link, Walter A. __ _. 

L. Grubb; Seminary, Alva J. McClain: Managing Editor, Marvin ' iT" G oodimua. ~ 

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- FOUND - 



6Me 
3icmd 



"Before they call, I will answer." Before I began 
sending these appeals, there was already one prayer 
band in existence. How our heart thrilled at the news. 

Only three members. Now one of them has moved 
away, leaving only two — and the Lord. But in many 
ways a small prayer meeting is better than a big one. 
In all the history of the Church, I cannot think of one 
great movement for God that began in a BIG prayer 
meeting. But who can estimate the spiritual revolu- 
tions that have come about because two or three met 
regularly with the Lord? \ 

Only three — ^BUT they meet every morning, giving 
God the best hour of the day. Now only two — only two 
office girls, spending their days amid all the rush of 

BY DR, FLOYD TABER, M.D. 

Missionary to French Equatorial Africa 

a modern business' office. But, no matter how much 
business hangs over their heads, the first hour in the 
morning is sacred. And that hour of waiting on the 
Lord makes all the rest of the day go smoother. 

Only three— BUT THEY PRAYED that God would 
send relief to His overworn servants out here. The 
Fosters, whose health has never been strong, had been 
given the grace to hold on for seven years. In August 
the pillar of cloud began to lift for them to move for- 
ward. But who could take their place? The prospect 
was blacker than it ever had been. Yet they were sure 
God was leading, and they made their boat reserva- 
tions to go down river. They made all preparations. 
Then, just before they were ready to leave, word came 
that the Sheldons were on the way — just the ones to 
relieve the Fosters at Bellevue. 

Only three— BUT THEY PRAYED that God would 
revive the native church out here. Just like the Lord — 
He began to work in the hardest place. For years Belle- 
vue has been considered as the most impossible spot 
for spiritual revival in our whole territory. In the 
early years of the work here, people flocked to tne 
mission from every side. Then came the falling away. 
Now we are surrounded by the most Gospel-hardened, 
indifferent, backslidden sinners you could find any- 
where. But the Holy Spirit has begun to work. Every 
Sunday some come to confess their sins and declare 
their Intention to return to the Lord. 

Only three— BUT THEY PRAYED that God would 
make it possible for another doctor to come to us. One 
big obstacle was to obtain government authorization. 
Now the decree has just come out providing for full 
authorization for foreign doctors, mid-wives, and den - 



tists to practice in this territory in connection with 
mission work. Once more, God had done the impos- 
sible. 

Only three— BUT THEY PRAYED— and GOD DID 
THE IMPOSSIBLE. 

If God can do so much m answer to the prayers of 
three, what could He do if there was a group of three 
like that in each of a hundred churches? 

What has been done is only a drop in the bucket 
compared to what God is waiting to do. 

ReUef for overworn missionaries? When the Shel- 
dons arrive, there will be four pastors and a doctor to 
grapple with the work that at the very minimum would 
require ten pastors and two doctors. It is not the work 
we do that wears us down; it is what we have to leave 
ui'idone. It is not the calls we answer that burn out 
our life, but the calls' we have to leave unanswered. 

"Not that I speak in respect of want; for I have 
learned in whatsoever stats I am, therewith to be con- 
tent." God uses these circumstances to make us throw 
ourselves on Him, and to reveal Himself as our suffi- 
ciency. BUT WHO ARE YOU to tell me God is my sur~ 
ficiency in trying to do the work of three men, if you 
are not doing a tenth of one man's job — if you are not 
even spending an hour a month to stand in the breech 
as an intercessor? 

Revival in the native church? "Mercy drops 'round 
us are falling. But for the showers we plead." For the 
tens that are coming back to the Lord, there are liter- 
ally thousands of baptized people in our territory who 
have fallen into a worse state of heathenism and are 
ten times harder to reach v/ith the Gospel than the un- 
converted among whom they live. Teaching, preaching, 
pleading will do nothing for these people; nothing 
short of a great wave of the convicting power of the 
Holy Spirit. Even the few who are coming back do not 
see the exceeding sinfulness of sin, and the "elder 
brothers" who have never fallen away are perhaps the 
hardest of the lot. These people will never be reached 
until a great burden of prayer sweeps over us, until we 
are crushed by our owri faithlessness' as stewards of the 
Gospel. What cleansing, transforming, life-giving 
power there is in the Gospel which has been entrusted 
to us. And how little have we allowed it to show that 
power in us and through us! 

Another doctor? All obstacles at this end have been 
removed. How about the home end? Will we be forced 
to confess with shame that it is easier for God to 
accomplish His purposes through a worldly government 
than in the hearts of His own people? 

WiU you share with me two burdens of prayer? First, 
that God will call a doctor and thrust him forth. Sec- 
ond, possibly even more important, that God will not 
allow any doctor to come to the field whom He has not 
chosen and given the certainty of his call to be mission- 
ary. 

How soon will we rejoice over news of a SECOND 
PRAYER BAND? 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



America, Remember Washington i 

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There never has been a time in the history of the 
United States of America when more emphasis needed 
to be placed upon those three words: — "America, re- 
member Washington ! " — than in the present hour. The 



No man ever led an Army to such glorious victories, 
such discouragements — discouragements that oftimes 
drove him out into the wilderness where he could be 
alone with God and cast his burdens upon the Lord. 




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fact of the matter is, under the leadership of the poli- 
ticians in whose hands the fate of America is now rest- 
ing, America has about for- 
gotten Washington. And 
when America once has com- 
pletely forgotten Washington, 
the sun of our national gran- 
deur will forever set. How- 
ever, the name of Washington 
will not fade, even with the 
setting of that sun. 

It was the great English 
barrister, Charles Phillips, 
who said: "No people can 
claim, no country can appro- 
priate him; the boon of Provi- 
dence to the human race, his 
fame, his eternity, and his resi- 
dence creation." 

What a pity it is that there 
should be permitted to dwell 
within the boundary lines of 
our nation foreign isms whose 
propagandists have been try- 
ing for a number of years to 
smear the name of Washing- 
ton. They stand opposed to 
the ideals that will forever be 
associated with his name. 



It was the supreme 
heard his prayers that 



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WASHINGTON'S PRAYER FOR THE 

NEWLY CREATED UNITED STATES 

OF AMERICA 

"Almighty God, we make our earnest 
prayer that Thou wilt keep the United 
States in Thy holy protection; that Thou 
wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to 
cultivate a spirit of subordination and 
obedience to government; and entertain 
a brotherly love and affection for one an- 
other and for their fellow citizens of the 
United States at large. And, finally, that 
Thou wilt most graciously be pleased to 
dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy 
and to demean ourselves with that char- 
ity, humility and pacific temper of mind 
which were the characteristics of the Di- 
vine Author of our blessed religion, and 
without a humble imitation of whose ex- 
ample in these things we can never hope 
to be a happy nation. 

"Grant our supplication, we beseech 
Thee through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Amen." 



consciousness that God had 
caused him to write, in 1792: 
"There never was a people, 
who had more reason to 
acknowledge a divine inter- 
position in their affairs, than 
those of the United States; 
and I should be pained to be- 
lieve that they have forgotten 
that agency, which was so 
often manifested during the 
revolution, or that they failed 
to consider the omnipotence 
of that God who, alone, is able 
to protect them." 

In 1789 he was elected Presi- 
dent of the United States of 
America by a unanimous elec- 
toral vote, and by the same 
vote again in 1793. This honor 
was never accorded to any 
other president, and perhaps 
never will be. He positively re- 
fused a third term that the 
people eagerly desired to 
thrust upon him. Thereby he 
established a precedent. 
Washington saw the possibil 
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FEBRUARY 3, 1945 



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Gen. George E. Pickett was one of the bravest of the 
Confederate commanders in the Civil War and one of 
the bravest soldiers that ever drew a breath. Who has 
ever visited the battlefield of Gettysburg and has not 
heard the guide point out and describe the place oi 
"Pickett's last charge." 

Here is a story that Mrs. Pickett related in her old 
age, in a letter to Charles U. Gordon of Greenville, 
Mississippi, expressing to the Southern States Re- 
publican League her 
regret that she could 
not attend a celebra- 
tion of Lincoln's birth- 
day anniversary. 

She relates that one 
day in April, 1865, soon 
after Lee's surrender at 
Appomattox Court 
House "a tall, gaunt, . 
sad-faced man" knock- 
ed at her door at 6th 
and Leigh Streets, 
Richmond, Virginia. 
With her baby in her 
arms, she opened the 
door, when a stranger 
asked: "Is this George 
Pickett's place?" "Yes, 
sir," she replied, "but 
he is not here." "I 
know that, ma'am," 
said the stranger, "but 
I just wanted to see the 
place. Down in old 
Quincy, Illinois, I have 
heard the lad describe 
the home. I am Abra- 
ham Lincoln." "The 
President?", Mrs. Pick- 
ett gasped. "No, 
ma'am," came the 
gentle answer, "just 
Abraham Lincoln." 

The tenderness in the great haggard careworn face 
cf Lincoln seemed to stir something in the breast of 
the baby in Mrs. Pickett's arms. He reached out his 
tiny hands to the great homely-faced man. Lincoln 
instantly took the little fellow into his arms. When 
the baby reached up and planted an effective kiss 
squarely on Lincoln's lips, Lincoln handed the little 
boy back to his mother, and, with a smile breaking 
over his sad face, said: "Tell your husband, the rascal, 
that I forgive him for the sake of that kiss and those 
bright eyes." 

Verily, it is' written: "and a little child shall lead 
them" (Isa. 11:6). A little child had locked together 
in everlasting friendship the great leader of the North, 




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MUTUAL HEALTHS IN THE MOST HEALTHY 
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Abraham Lincoln, and the wife of the man who struck 
the hardest and bloodiest blow that was ever delivered 
against the cause for which the great Northerner 
stood. 

Doubtless, when Gen. Pickett came home and his 
\vife told him the story, the heart of Gen. Pickett also 
was emptied of its bitterness. 

Long, long ago, in a manger in old Judea a little 
Babe was born. The "kiss" of that Babe planted upon 
a world that was none 
too friendly to Him — a 
world that denied His 
mother anything bet- 
ter than a manger on 
the night that her Babe 
was born— has been the 
most potent factor to 
draw together the 
hearts of men in 
friendship and life. If 
ever this' warring world 
shall be cleansed of its 
bitterness, it will be 
drawn together by the 
"kiss" of the Babe of 
Bethlehem. 

Why Lincoln Was Great 
When the Northern 
Army, under Gen. 
Meade, and the South- 
ern Army, under Gen. 
Lee, met at Gettysburg 
for one of the most de- 
cisive battles of the 
war, it is related that 
Gen. Meade had or- 
dered Gen. Daniel E. 
Sickles to station his 
corps between Ceme- 
tery Hill and Little 
Round Top, with Gen. 
Sykes on the left. Gen. 
Sickles, a bit over-zeal- 
ous perhaps, moved his forces forward to another ele- 
vation which he thought it was desirable to hold. There 
he was assaulted by Gen. Longstreet with 15,000 men 
and driven back in confusion. 

The historians tell us that it was but a temporary 
misfortune, however; for the loss of the salient, instead 
of really disturbmg the real front of the Union Army, 
forced Meade, "who had shown hesitation, into de- 
cisive action all along the line." 

Gen. Sickles became the victim of a lot of criticism 

in the official reports of the battle. In spite of the fact 

that Sickles had been officially cited for valor at 

Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and in 

(Continued on page 71) 




69 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALE 



Missionary Agriculturist B^f^t^.^Uufd^jj^.M.'^. 



Since the Bellevue natives are crying famine, we all 
decided we should piish food gardens this year. It 
seems strange that it should be necessary to "push" 
people to grow enough food to keep from going hungry. 
But, added to their natural indolence is the fact that, 
since the white man has come in to administer and 
supervise and force them to do certain things, tliey 
just let him take all the responsibility. If the white 
man does not force them to grow food, and if he does 
not furnish it for them in some other way, then it is 
his fault if they are hungry. They give other excuses: 
"Animals destroyed our gardens last year, so wn/ 
should we plant any this year?" "People from a neigh- 
boring village stole all our food last year, so why should 
we grow any this year?" You can tell them until you 
are blue in the face that, although some was destroyed 
and some was stolen, yet they had enough to keep them 
from starving; while if they plant none this year, it will 
be their own fault if they starve. The thought keeps 
working in the back of their heads: "It is the white 
man's responsibility, and he will have to do something 
to keep us from starving." 

"Is not My word like a hammer that breaketh the 
rock in pieces?" Only by the God-breathed Word can 
this people ever be aroused from their lethargy. 

The natives here have followed for generations a 
system of rotation of crops. They know what plants 
require rich virgin soil, and which ones can be grown 
when the strength has largely been removed from it. 
So, they take a plot of ground that for years has been 
growing up to b\ish, and in August (the heaviest pari; 
of the rainy season) they plant sesame on it. The se- 
same gets a good start during the rains', and matures 
after the dry season has begun towards Christmas. It 
is a rich grain, containing a large per cent of oil— so 
much that when it is crushed it makes a paste like 
peanut butter instead of a flour. On this ground from 
which the sesame has feeen harvested, at the beginnmg 
of the new rainy season (March to May) they plant 
peanuts; and among the peanuts, depending on the 
tribe, either cassava root (manioc) or kaffir corn. The 
peanuts are harvested from July to September, the 
kaffir corn in the fall, while the manioc has the aa- 
vantage of being a stable crop, which never fails. The 
kaffir corn may be destroyed by locusts, and then their 
is a famine. Or the granary may burn up. Or they 
may eat it all up before the following harvest. But 
manioc root, once it is large enough to use, stays in 
the ground without spoiling, and can be used up to 
five years old. So, a country where the people plant a 
new crop of manioc every year never has a famine, for 
there is always this food. 

Since the government has introduced the culture of 
cotton, it takes the place of the sesame, being planted 
in the freshly cleared ground. They clear during the 
month of June, and plant around the middle of July. 

The government has begun introducing soy beans, 
and Brother Jobson got us some seed at Bozoum; so 
v/e are having some planted by mission employees and 



evangelists, to try to teach them to use it as part o: 
their food. They have so little variety, and never 
enough meat, that we are trying to encourage various 
kmds of beans, peas, and lentils, to furnish the neces 
sary protein. 

The hardest thing to teach them to grow is frui. 
They have a proverb— the man who plants a tree w^ 
not eat the fruit of it. They argue that if fruit treeL 
are planted in their village, in a few years the village 
site will be moved and they can no longer protect their 
fruit against theft. It is true that a fruit tree which 
is not constantly guarded will never produce ripe fruit; 
it will all be stolen green, and does no good even to the 
thieves. It is against this kind of a background that 
the Lord has laid on my heart the burden to improve 
the food of our Christians. 

But why am I suddenly so interested in agriculture? 
Because half of the diseases from which these people 
suffer come from mal-nutrition, and the other half are 
much aggravated because the people are under-nour- 
ished. What can medicines do? Stimulate the defense 
reactions of the body. Medicine is a whip. But what 
good does it do to whip a man to make him go to work, 
when he is too weak from lack of food? A man must 
have food to live. 

The work to which the Lord is calling me seems 
to fall under five headings, corresponding to the fin- 
gers of the hand. First, treatment of the sick. That is 
the little finger. Next to it, the ring finger, systematic 
examinations to discover diseases before they are in 
the last stages, beyond hope. Then prevention — every 
means to keep people from getting sick, to protect them 
against contagion. The index finger is the teaching 
of hygiene. Then the thumb, without which all the rest 
of the fingers together are helpless to grip anything- 
FOOD. 

To accomplish anything in all these branches for the 
Christian community as a whole, we must have a large 
corps of native helpers— medical assistants, or perhaps 
better, health agents. But when I begin to think about 
the native nurses I have known— how quick they are 
to any power to help people, as a money with which tu 
buy advantages for themselves — how they even use fear 
of poisoning people as a lever to accomplish their cor- 
rupt ends — it makes me almost despair to even thlnK 
of it. 

ALMOST— until I remember that the work is not 
mine, but God's. He planned it all the way through to 
the end before He called me into it. He will call otheis 
into it just as He has called me. And when He calls 
a fellow, He never gives him any rest until He geis 
him. Jonah could tell you that. He was a type of the 
Jews, and they can tell you what it means to be called, 
and then run away. Paul could tell you what it means 
to kick against the pricks. And although experience is ■ 
a dear teacher; yet, because fools will learn from no 
other, I had to learn the same way. So we don't need 
to worry about it. When He calls helpers for this work, 
they'll not get away — not for long. 



70 



FEBRUARY 3, 1945 



But why, ever since the beginning of the work, 
have there been so many medical helpers who stayea 
with us just long enough to begin to learn how to be 
useful, and then ran away to get a better job — or, 
worse, had to be dismissed for sin? Why? Why do I 
now have to work with helpers who are just beginning 
to learn the first rudiments? And the helpers I start 
to train now — how can I know they will not go the 
way of all the rest? How can I know I have God-called, 
God-given helpers? 

As I was thinking and praying thus, not thinking of 
anyone in particular, I was suddenly surprised to find 
the words falling from my lips: "Lord, send me 
Nameganda tomorrow." No sooner had they come than 
I began doubting. What right have I to put God to 
the test? Why should I require a sign? And if I think 
the time is ripe to talk with Nameganda, why should I 
riot simply send for him? As a matter of fact, I did 
nothing about it, but waited and wondered. 

Now, Nameganda was a boy about seventeen who 
had been helping at the dispensary here for nearly a 
year. He was not especially bright, but was very for- 
ward about going ahead and doing things, even some- 
times seeing things to do without being told, which is 
very unusual. However, he was also forward in other 
ways, which made him rather obnoxious, and was a 
regular smart-aleck. After a number of acts of minor 
disobedience (if there can be such a thing) he had 
been suspended from his work for going away on a 
trip and failing to come back at the promised date. 
After about two months, Mrs. Foster had suggested just 
a few days before this that she thought his attituae 
had been such that we might give him a new trlai. 
But for several days after the time she spoke about It 
he had not showed up, and I was waiting, uncertain. 
Now the suggestion had come from somewhere — from 
the Lord? — from my own subconscious mind? — that 
the Lord should send him to me tomorrow. 

Next morning, when I went to the dispensary, before 
anyone else was around, there was Nameganda waiting 
for me. So we had prayer together, and he said he 
believed God was calling him to this work and that he 
wanted always to be obedient, and he was ready to Co 
any work that was given him, no matter how meniax. 
(This is a very hard test for those who imagine they 
are getting up to superior position in the world. Use 
medical assistant). That did not mean Nameganaa 
immediately became an angel, any more than I did 
when I realized God was calling me to the mission field. 
Since then he has been involved in a petty theft, and 
has spent a month in jail. His mouth still sometimes 
rims away with him. But underneath, there is the con- 
sciousness that God has called him. After thirty years, 
I still need to sing the chorus: — 

"I know the Lord's laid His hand on me; 
Sometimes I'm up, sometimes I'm down. 
But I know the Lord's laid His hand on me." 

So it is not surprising if the native helpers God raises 
up in this work will be singing it for some time to come. 

Pray for Nameganda and his kind. 

The Bangui Governor has authorized me to practice 
medicine in the territory served by our mission. 



(Continued from page 66) 

thing for a missonary of the cross), and the many In- 
cidentals in connection with travel apart from ticket 
cost, and above all, the health and wear and tear on 
the nerves of these valiant soldiers of the cross, the 
'air route," even now, may be far cheaper than the 
land and sea route. 



THE EASTER OFFERING 

April first is Easter Sunday in this year of 1945. This 
unregenerate world is pouring out billions upon billions 
(it does not even stop to count the cost) for the purpose 
of killing men, what ought we to "pour out" to save 
men. Jesus, our Saviour and Lord, is the sole hope cf 
the world, in this present time as well as in the world 
to come. Even men of the world are beginning to say 
so. If He cannot save, then this world is without hope, 
now or hereafter. We know that Brethren believe that. 
Shall we not again do our part in making His name 
known wherever me may dwell? WE WILL! 



(Continued from page 69) 

spite of the fact that he had been shot in the right leg, 
causing its amputation later, yet his tactical conduct 
was under such severe question that he asked President 
Lincoln to grant a court of inquiry, in justice to him- 
self. When Lincoln received Sickles' request, he wrote 
this letter to the gallant commander of the Third 
Corps of Meade's army: 

"Sickles, they charge you with bringing on the bat- 
tle. They say that you pushed out with your men too 
near the enemy and began to fight just as that council 
of war met. I am afraid that what they say of you is 
true, and God bless you for it!" 

Doubtless Sickles had made a mistake. He was a 
man by nature impatient for action. President Lincoln 
evidently knew that he had made a mistake. But, 
because of his great heart he could wipe out the recora 
that was against him and bring balm to his wounded 
heart by saying: "What they say of you is true, ana 
God bless you for it!" 

The editor of this magazine believes that one of the 
sweetest things' that will ever fall from the lips of the 
Great Commander above, when we are called to give 
an account of all our deeds, will be when He is gomg 
to wipe out the record of many a mistake in our lives 
by those simple words: "What they say of you is true, 
but God bless you for it!" The idea is that when a. 
man Is not wanting in loyalty, in courage, in valor, 
and will sacrifice his body — yea, and his very life — to 
bring success to the banners of the Kingdom of God, 
it is not at all unreasonable for the Master even to 
bless him for his mistakes. Glory be to His Name! 



71 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



The Brethren Missionary Residence 




Homer A. Kent 



The purpose of this article is to 
introduce you to and acquaint you 
with the newly-acquired Missionary 
Residence at Winona Lake. It was a 
year ago from last conference that 
the opportunity to purchase this 
property was presented to the Board 
of the Foreign Missionary Society. 
Feeling that it was the part of wis- 
dom, the Board lost no time in en- 
tering into negotiations for the 
acquiring of the property. Before 
the Conference of 1943 had closed a;i 
necessary arrangements had been made and the For- 
eign Missionary Society of the Brethren Church thus 
came into possession of th6 desired building for the 
sum of $7,500 which includes a lot adjoining the prop- 
erty on the east. A War:;aw appraiser is reported to 
have said that the building could not be duplicated now 
for more than twice that amount. 

The acquiring of this property in the summer of 
1943 did not mean that it would be ready immediately 
to serve the purpose for which it was bought. It was 
necessary to allow considerable time for the occupants 
to vacate. Plans for remodeling the home so that ir 
will serve as many missionary families as possible had 
to be carefully considered. Then the matter of obtain- 
ing reputable men to do the work, to say nothing of 
obtaining the necessary materials in times like these, 
have taken a good many months. But at this writing 
the end seems to be in sight and we want the Brother- 
hood to know what they have in Winona for the care 
of their furloughed missionaries. 

ITS NAME 

The official name of the property is THE BRETHREN 
MISSIONARY RESIDENCE. The word RESIDENCE is 
being used because it is felt that it more clearly sets 
forth the purpose of the building than the word HOME. 
Unfortunately, the word HOME as used of some public 
institutions carries with it the idea of penuary and 
misfortune. Certainly this is not what is in mind in 
the establishment of this institution. The purpose of 
this property is to provide a place where our honored 
missionaries may live comfortably whUe at home on 
furlough. It is not always convenient or desirable for 
missionaries when they return to this country to move 
in with relatives or friends. They deserve a comfort- 
able place which they can call their own until they are 
ready to go back to the field of their choice. This, 
therefore, is what the Foreign Mission Board has had 
in mind in providing the Residence in Winona. 

ITS LOCATION 

As is generally known, the Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety owned a Home in Ashland, Ohio. It was the gen- 
erous gift of the Sisterhood of Mary and Martha to the 
Society. For a good many years it served its purpose 
well. Many of our missionaries found comfortable 
quarters there. But then the unfortunate difficulties 



arose in our denomination and now Winona is the 
headquarters of the vast majority of those who sup- 
port the work of the Foreign Missionary Society. The 
logical location for the MISSIONARY RESIDENCE is 
Winona. Oftentimes returned missionaries desire to 
take work in Grace Seminary. At other times these 
missionaries are used as instructors in the Seminary. 
And since Winona is a conference center, returned 
missionaries find it an ideal place to spend their rur- 
lough time. For these and other reasons it has seemed 
best to dispose of the Ashland Home (which has been 
done) and put those funds into a building in Winona. 
The RESIDENCE is located in a very choice section 
of Winona, just across the street to the north from the 
MISSIONARY HERALD COMPANY'S building. It is 
en the corner of Fourth and Chestnut streets and 
Chestnut street is the second most Important thorough- 
fare in Winona. 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION 

The building is a three-story structure substantially 
built of grey cement blocks. It is built of the same 
type of material as the BRETHREN MISSIONARY 
HERALD building and the BEYER HOME. It can be 
safely said that it is one of the best buildings in Winona 
and built for purposes of comfort and security. It is 
the sort of building that does not deteriorate with the 
passing of the years. It has the appearance of stabil- 
ity and the Brethren Church can well look upon it 
with a sense of satisfaction. Besides the three stories 
already mentioned, the building has an excellent base- 
ment which is always dry and which has plenty of 
room for laundering and storage, as well as for the 
furnace and the fuel bin. 

THE REMODELING PLAN 

In accordance with a carefully worked out plan, the 
building is being fitted into four apartments. Previous 
to the purchase of the property, it was used to house 
only a single family. Much space, particularly on the 



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third floor, was unfit for permanent occupancy ana 
was not being used except for attic space. It is amazing 
how this unused space has been transformed into a 
beautiful apartment of three large rooms and bath. 

In order to fit the building into four apartments has 
meant a tremendous amount of rearrangement and 
skillful planning. First of all, an entire new heating 
plant had to be installed, a plant sufficient to care for 
all three floors. The former plant was old and entirely 
inadequate to the task of heating the whole building. 
The best it could do was to care for the first floor com- 
fortably. We now have an ideal hot water heating unit 
almost ready for full efficiency. Then it was necessary 
to provide cooking, toilet, and bathing facilities for the 
four apartments. This, of course, necessitated a good 
many alterations. An entire new floor had to be laid 
on the third floor and all floors had to be sanded and 
refinished. One must see the work which has been 
done to realize what a task it has been and why it has 
cost so much. 

The arrangement of the four apartments is some- 
what as follows: on the first floor there is one apart- 
ment with three rooms and bath. In addition to this 
there is a large front room which is being prepared as 
an assembly room or a place for board or committee 
meetings, or it may be used for receptions or mission- 
ary meetings of various kinds. In time of emergency 
this front room could become a part of the first floor 
apartment. As one enters the first floor from the 
spacious and delightful front porch, he finds himself 
in a large vestibule or entrance room which leads either 
into the front reception room, the first-floor apart- 
ment, or to the stairway leading up to the second and 
third floor apartments. 

On the second floor provision is being made for two 
apartments or in case of a missionary with a family, 
the two apartments may be turned into one large apart- 
ment. The front apartment consists of two rooms. The 
larger of the two rooms is fitted to be a combination 
■kitchen and living room. It is large and may be ar- 
ranged to suit the occupant. The second room is a bed- 
room with two large closets adjoining. This apartment 
will be ideal for a single missionary or a couple with- 
out children. The adjoining apartment on the second 
floor also has two rooms; one a large room suitable for 
a combination living room and bedroom, with a spaci- 
ous closet; the other a medium-sized kitchen. Both 
apartments on the second floor will use the same bath- 
room which is conveniently arranged. 

The entire third floor will be one apartment. It has 
a large living room which looks out upon Chestnut 
street, a well-equipped kitchen, bedroom and bath. In 
addition this apartment is fitted with splendid ward- 
robe facilities. The work on this suite of rooms has 
been beautifully done and will provide delightful liv- 
ing quarters for a missionary family. 

The house throughout is being repapered and painted 
and is being done in such a way as to give the Resi- 
dence an air of cheerfulness and warmth. 

ITS FURNISHINGS 

As yet the house is not nearly all furnished. When 
the Home at Ashland was sold all the furniture there 
was moved to Winona. But what furniture we have is 



inadequate. The Ashland Home had only two apart- 
ments, whereas, we need equipment for four. TheD, 
too, some of the furniture moved is old and outworn. 
It will have to be replaced. Furthermore, the reception 
room is in addition to anything we had at Ashland. 
Thus it can be readily seen, we are going to need some 
new furniture in order to make these four apartments 
and reception room comfortable. Some individuals and 
organizations have already suggested that they would 
like to help in furnishing the Residence. The commit- 
tee in charge will present in a short time what the 
actual needs are. This will be done through the pages 
of the Herald. By this: method it is hoped that it will 
not be necessary to draw upon mission funds for tnis 
project and^will also avoid duplication of gifts. 

DELAY IN REMODELING 

It doubtless has seemed to many that it has taken a 
long time to get the Residence ready for occupancy. 
It has taken a long time but there has been a reason 
for this. It is very difficult to obtain materials. Tne 
men in charge of the remodeling have had labor 
troubles. We are living in unusual times. We wish to 
assure our interested friends that the committee in 
charge has been doing everything possible to get the 
job done. Though at times progress has semed slow, 
yet we have reason to believe that the work is being 
done well and when at last it is' completed, our con- 
stituency will have reason to be proud of it. 

SOLON HOYTS ARE CARETAKERS 

During the process of remodeling it was necessary 
to have a caretaker living in the house, someone witn 
an ability to care for a multitude of details and emerg- 
encies incident to a remodeling program. The Lord 
gave us just the right man in Arthur Nickel, who to- 
gether with his wife, has served untiringly in seeing 
that some order has been kept in the midst of the 
chaos connected with the renovation of the house. Now 
that Brother and Sister Nickel feel led to return to 
Sunnyside, Washington, looking toward college work 
before finishing their work at the Seminary, Mr. and 
Mrs. Solon Hoyt have been secured to serve as care- 
takers until such time as they shall be, leavmg for 
South America. It will be recalled that Solon and 
Kathryn Hoyt were approved by the Foreign Mission- 
ary Society as missionaries to Argentina at the time or 
the last Conference. After their graduation from the 
Seminary this Spring, Solon will finish his college work 
this summer at Huntington, Indiana. Thus these two 
young missionaries will be in this vicinity for quite a 
while and will be ideal caretakers for the Residence. 

THE RESIDENCE COMMITTEE 

It should be stated in conclusion that the supervis- 
ion of the remodeling program and the oversight of tne 
Residence in general was committeed by the Foreign 
Mission Board to a committee of thi-ee members of 
which the writer is the chairman. The other members 
of the committee are Dr. Alva J. McClain and Mrs. Leo 
Polman. This committee feels its responsibility very 
keenly and will appreciate the prayers and suggestions 
of our readers that this project may be consummated 
for the glory of God. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



1^ Bneilfijen MiiUattaA^ i4i. 0*tdia 

(Note. — Thomas A. Kempls, nearly 600 years ago, wrote: "Man proposes, 
but God disposes." He was right. Man proposed to send one of the boys 
of the First Brethren Church of Long Beach, California, out as a soldier 
to kill Japs. Behold, God sent a boy to save IndlansI 

The editor has Just received a letter from "Somewhere In India," written 
on the last night of the old year, by Pfc. Edward D, Riley, and another 
letter written several days later. We are going to share a part of the^e 
letters with our readers, and we know that they will rejoice and not forget 
to pray for this lad. Perhaps — who can tell? — God will "dispose" to keep 
this lad In India as a real Brethren Missionary. His will be done. — L. S. B. 

"December 31, 1944 
"Dear Dr. Bauman: 

"You may be many miles away, but you are with me 
in thought, especially tonight. 

"God knows what the New Year may bring. I look 
forward to increased military pressure with the great- 
est spiritual inspirational experiences since I have been 
in the Army. 

"Dr. Bauman, I wish you could have been with me 
last night as I preached the Word to the Naga In- 
dians (using an interpreter) for the third time. 1 
experienced a love and a joy which no one but true 
shepherds of flocks can enjoy. I am sure that you, as 
a pastor, understand. May God protect the sacred 
treasures He has placed in my hands, and use me to 
His glory as a faithful steward of His infinite grace! 

The Indian people have such childlike personali- 
ties that they often remind me of our Lord's using p 
little child as an example of faith. The average life 
span of an Indian is twenty-seven years. So you see 
most of them are quite young; in fact, little more than 
children. 

My Hindustani friend, John Shepherd, the Indian 
friend of mine with a Christian name, does not expect 
to be with me much longer. He expects to move. You 
will recall that he was the one who was going to teach 
me Hindustani in return for my teaching him music. 
He asked me to write to him by Indian mail. I intend 
to do so, and have bought some stamps for the pur- 
pose." 

And then, on January 3, 1945, he again writes: 

"If something woke you up at 8:30 in the morning, 
please realize that we had a meeting tonight with the 
Naga Indians that made us feel like shouting "Halle- 
lujah" all over God's universe. . . . 

"I tried to get some Assamese Bibles for the boys, but 
none were available. Please pray that we'll get some 
soon. I need the Aier dialect of the An tribe of Naga 
Indians, but Assamese is a common language spoken 
by all the clans (at least, most of them) of the differ- 
ent tribes of this area. So that will do. 

"You make me a little suspicious. Dr. Bauman, that 
some of you have been praying for the Lord to make 
a missionary of me. At any rate, it is plain to see 
what the Lord has done. 

"Dr. Bauman, it would do my heart good if you could 
be with me and see the radiant joy of the glory of the 
Lord on the faces of the Indians. 

"Three small Indian boys wanted to give me a special 
treat tonight. They had rehearsed a hymn together to 
sing to me. They're very shy, so it took about two min- 
utes for them to thaw out the glue from their seats 
and get up to sing. When they had finished, they had 
a joy of triumph beyond words, and beamed smiles 



upon me from their seats like pleased kittens express 
satisfaction by their purring. 

"We have another service for the Naga Indians each 
week. It is a preaching service in contrast to tonight's 
Bible story service. 

"These Indians wiU yet put the soldiers to shame, 
and may win them to Christ. 

"Your friend in the Lord Jesus Christ, 

"Edward D. Riley." 



SICKEL-CHURCHILL WEDDING 

Miss Miriam Aileen Sickel, youngest daughter of our 
Superintendent of Brethren Missions in Argentina, be- 
came the wife of Corp. Jack Butler Churchill of Stock- 
ton, California, on January 1, 1945, at 8:00 P.M. The 
wedding took place in the First Brethren Church of 
La Verne, California. 

Dr. Elbert L. McCreery, teacher of Greek and New 
Testament in Westmont College, Los Angeles, read the 
double ring ceremony. He was assisted by Dr. Kenneth 
M. Monroe, pastor of the church. 

This wedding is the culmination of a college ro- 
mance. Miss Sickel was graduated last June from 
Westmont College, and is now Secretary to the Regis- 
trar of the school. The bridegroom also attended the 
Westmont school prior to his induction into the Army. 

We are very happy to say that this fine young couple 
v4Il probably be full-fledged missionaries under our 
Board in the Argentine in the not distant future. As- 
suredly, all the members of the Foreign Missionary 
Society extend to them the very best wishes for a happy 
journey together, walking within the will of God and 
doing service for Him until He come. 

After the wedding the couple left for a wedding trip 
in the San Francisco area. 



eHelp, 



Editorial Secretary 

Qualifications needed. 

A good knowledge of the English language in 
composition. 

Must be a good typist. Experience in proof read- 
ing and editing preferred but not absolutely 

essential. 

We prefer a lady who could be permanently 
employed for a number of years. ' 

A good opportunity for someone who wants to 
dedicate her services to the Lord in this worthy 
cause of Christian Publications. 

We would like to receive applications immedi- 
ately. Please give references. 

There will be other openings in this growing in- 
stitution in the near future. If you are interested 
in Christian Publications, let us hear from you. 

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FEBRUARY 3, 1945 



The Foreign Missionary Society of the Brethren 
Church 

NOVEMBER 

African Leper Fund 

The BaUroad Flat Union Sunday School, Calif&mia Distriot $ 22.50 

Beaver Fund 

Sunday School Claris, per Rev. R. S. Beaver, (Central) 

District (Special) 20.00 



Byron Fund 

Friendship Missionary Circle, Central District (Special) 

Foster Fund 

II Timothy 2:15 ClaSs, Los Angeles, Calif. I (Special) 

Sheldon Fund 

Christian Endeavor. La Verne, California (Outfit) 

South American Building Fund 

Brethren Organization, Turlock, California 

Total Receipts for November 

DECEMBER 

African General Fund 

Mr. Owen B. Fisher, Fort WajTie, Indiana 

African Hospital Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Lindblad, Harrah, Washington. . . . 

African Leper Fund 

Bible School. Long Beach. Oalifomta First 13.98 

Junior High. Department of Bible School. Long Beach, 
California First (American Mission to Lepers — ■ 
General Fund) 25.73 

African Special 

Bfble School, Long Beach, California First (Children's work) 

General Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Eiseumann, Long Beach, California I 5.00 

Adult C. E., Long Beach. California First 50.00 

John H. Salmi, Long Beach, California First 5,00 

Gribble Book Fund 

Miscellaneous, Long Beach, California First 

Kllever Fund 

Pinebrook Broadcasting Corp., Eastern District (Special) 15.00 
Pinebroofc Broadcasting Corp., Eastern District (Regular) 5.00 
First Brethren Church, Meyersdale, Pa. (Special) . . 67.05 
Summit Malla Brethren Church, Summit MiUs, Pa. 

(Special) 21.57 

First Brethren Church. Middlebranch. Ohio (Speciial) 25.00 
Friends and Members. Long Beach, California Second 

(Special) . - 205.00 

Taber Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Bowman, Long Beach, California 

First 100.00 

Bible School, Long Beach, Cahfomia First (Charles) 11.58 

Tyson Fund 

Miss L. Grace Castle, Long Beach, Oalifomia First 

(Special) 

Wagner Fund 

First Brethren Church, Clayhole, Kentucky (Special) 

Williams Fund 

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Bowman, Ivong Beach, CaUfomia First 



GIFTS OUTSIDE THE FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY: 

China Inland Mission 

Mr, and Mrs. T. E, Turpin, Long Beach, California 

FiiBt (Food Relief) 15.00 

Cabrillo and V. Park Housing Projects ( Daily Vacation 

Bible School) Long Beach, Oalifomia First 42.65 



Russian Missionary Society 

Miss Grace M. Miller, Long Beaoh, California First 
Irene Lakey — Pioneer Missionary Agency 

Miss Catharine Hackett, Long Beach, CaHfomia First 5.00 

Bible School, Long Beach. Cahfomia Fbst 10.00 



40.00 

5.00 

15.00 

10.00 

500.00 
$592.50 

$100.00 
100.00 



5S.T1 
32.S5 



60.00 
2.00 



111.58 

10.00 
5.00 

100.00 



18.00 

5.00 

ToUl Receipts for December $979.91 

I/Duis S. BauuLan, Secretary-Treasurer 
Barbara M. Hunter, Financial Secretary. 




New Books TorYour 



AN OUTLINE AND ANALYSIS OF THE 
FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN 

By Raymond E. Ging-iich 

This is not a book about First John: it is just 
what the title indicates: An outline and an an- 
alysis. There is no evading of the more difficult 
passages, as chapters 1:7-10 and 3:1-12. These 
sections, along with the whole Epistle, are clearly 
set forth. 

The Epistle deals with two problems before 
many Christians' today: How can one be assured 
of his salvation? And how can one try the 
"spirits" present in the world? Pastor Gingrich 
has done a great piece of work in stating defin- 
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CHILD EVANGELISM 

By Mrs. Martha S. Nicholson, Wilmington, California 

She steps from out the past sometimes, 
The child I used to be, 
And for a moment I forget 
What time has done to me, 

Until my candid mirror shows 
A face no longer fair, 
, But worn with suffering, and etched 
With lines of pain and care. 

And yet my heart leaps up with joy — 
I smile through thankful tears' 
To think how safe I was, and how 
He kept me through the years. 

Although I sinned and sinned again, 
And fought for my' own will, 
And often I neglected Him, 
Yet He was with me still. 

His tender patience never failed.._ 
Sometimes He chastened me, 
But never left me, never will 
Through all eternity. 

thank God for a Christian home! 

1 would that this poor tongue 
Could shout His praise because I gave 
My heart to Him while young. 

But in this "Christian" land of ours, 
O, pity them, dear Lord,— 
Those countless lambs, all shepherdless. 
Who never heard Thy Word; 

Who sin, and there is none to bring 
Them to Thy fold— may we, 
O, tender Shepherd of lost lambs, 
Thine under-shepherds be! 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 

By Mrs. Gladys Lantz 

Four years ago the First Brethren Church of Long 
Beach, opened a Mission Church in a store building at 
Naples, a suburb of Long Beach and several miles from 
Seal Beach. 

Brother Ralph Colburn, then a student at Bible In- 
stitute of Los' Angeles, was given charge of the wori^. 




Mr. and Mrs. George Peek 

With faithful teachers, a Bible School was conducted 
each Sunday morning preceding the worship service. A 
midweek service was held also. When Brother Colburn 
left to take the pastorate of the First^Brethren Church 
at Compton, California, Brethren L. W. Marvin and 
N. J. Rich, consecrated young men looking forward to 
fulltime service, took up the work as co-laborers and 
continued in it until they left for Grace Seminary in 
June, 1944. The work continued to prosper under their 
leadership. Attendance increased steadily, and many 
found the Lord Jesus as Saviour. It became necessary 
to move the location of the Mission more than a year 
ago, and in so doing the change has proven to be a 
wise one. The location is in 
Seal Beach in a double store 
building, providing an audi- 
torium and seven separate 
class rooms. 

The work has been, and 
now is, in charge of Stu- 
dent-Pastor, Brother 
George Peek and his wife. 
Brother Peek is a student 
of the Bible Institute of Los 
Angeles, and both are mem- 
bers of the Church at Fifth 
and Cherry, Long Beach. 
They conducted a success- 



ful D. V. B. S. last summer with an average attend- 
ance of 77. The average attendance in Bible School for 
the past six months is 74, morning worship service 31, 
evening service 18, and prayer meeting 15. 

The population of Seal Beach is about 3000 and 
growing rapidly, due to the close proximity of a large 
permanent Naval Ba^e. 



AMERICA, REMEMBER WASHINGTON 

(Continued from page 68) 
ity of a dictatorship growing out of the continuance of 
any man for too long a period is so high an office. 
America, remember Washingtion. 

In a day when a genuine faith in God is fading in 
America, it would be well to again remember Wash- 
ington. Infallible records exist showing that he was 
constant in his attendance at church, no matter where 
he might find himself when the Sabbath Day arrived. 

One of the immortal documents in the archives of 
America is Washington's Farewell Address. From it we 
quote: 

"Be united — be American — Citizens by birth or choice 
of a common country, that country has a right to con- 
centrate your affections. The name of American, which 
belongs to you in your national capacity, must always 
exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any 
appellation derived from local discriminations. You 
have in a common cause fought and triumphed together. 
The independence and liberty you possess are the worii 
of joint councils and joint efforts — of common dangers, 
sufferings and successes. Beware of attacks, open or 
covered, upon the Constitution. Beware of the baneful 
efforts of extremes in party spirit. Keep the depart- 
ments of government separate, promote education, 
cherish the public credit. Observe justice and good 
faith toward all nations; have neither passionate 
hatreds nor passionate attachments to any. In one 
word, be a nation, be American, and be true to your- 
selves." 

Read this quotation from his Farewell Address once 
again and pause a bit too think as you read the words: 
"Beware of attacks, open or covered, upon the Consti- 
tution." St'op there and meditate. Again: "Beware of 
the baneful effects of the party spirit." Stop there and 
rijeditate again. Again: "Cherish the public credit." 
Stop there and meditate again. Again: "In one wora, 
... be American"! Stop there and meditate again. 

O, my country, REMEMBER WASHINGTON! 




The Naples Dally Vacation Bible School 

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FEBRUARY 3, 1945 



feet \^ashing, A Church Ordinance 

Rif (leu. /llUft ^aU 



A few of the evangelical churches today observe feet 
washing as a church ordinance. The Roman Catholic 
churches observe the so-called, "Blessed Sacraments, ' 
as a means to salvation. They contend that if their 
members faithfully partake of the different sacra- 
ments, they will thereby merit eternal life and gain 
entrance into Heaven. 

Protestant churches observe ordinances because to 
them the practice is a privilege and duty which re- 
minds them of the cost of a great salvation. Not hop- 
iiig thereby to merit salvation, but to be obedient to 
the great commission, "teaching them to observe all 
things whatsoever I have commanded you." 

We possibly ought to remind ourselves in this day 
of formalism that Christian people must not depend 
and hope to obtain salvation by merely partaking of 
the different ordinances of the church. After all, the 
ordinances' serve only as a symbol to remind us of the 
ministry of Christ Jesus in our behalf. 

THE SCRIPTURES 

John 13:1-17 I Tim. 5:10 Genesis 18:4 

Phil. 2:5-11 Prov. 28:13 I John 1:7-9 



ITS ORIGIN 

Feet washing as a church ordi- 
nance, originated on the night before 
His crucifixion: "Jesus knowing that 
His hour was come that He shouid 
depart out of this world" (John 13: 
11), took His Apostles apart into an 
upper room, and there instituted the 
ordinances which are to be observed 
by the church. 

Let us now turn back the pages of 
time, and we note that feet washing 
as an old-time custom, was practiced 
in the days of Abraham (Gen. 18:4). 
Here Abraham, "the friend of God," 
exercised hospitality and kindness to 
the heavenly strangers which made 
known unto him the birth of Isaac. 
There are still some preachers and 
teachers that believe Christ was only 
performing an old-time custom when 
He washed the disciples' feet. After 
a careful reading of John 13:7, we 
cannot hold to this interpretation: 
"Jesus answered and said unto him, 
What I do thou knowest not now; 
but, thou shalt know hereafter." Now, 
if Christ was only enacting an old- 
time custom, why didn't Peter knov/ 
about it? 

We believe the practice of the 
washing of saints' feet, originated as 
a church ordinance in the upper- 



room fellowship of the Lord with His disciples. The 
language of the Bible is very plain and final. "If I 
then, your LORD and Master, have washed your feet: 
ye also ought to wash one another's feet." 

THE IMPORTANCE: 

"The importance of this service is set before us m 
John 13:8b: "If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with 
me." The Lord will not hold fellowship with unclean 
or ungodly people. Therefore this ordinance so beauti- 
fully depicts to us the cleansing through the Word, and 
the precious blood of Christ. This cleansing is very 
important to fellowship with Him. (See: 1 John 1:7-9; 
Eph. 5:26). 

The mere observance of the rite will not cleanse your 
soul and heart. However, it is this service which is to 
remind us of the fact that our lives can be cleansed in 
the Laver of the Word. In other words, it is the prac- 
tice which the Lord gave to us to keep ever before the 
minds of Christians the saving power of Jesus Christ. 

(Continued on page 80) 




THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




Brethren National 



PROGRAM FOR FEBRUARY 25, 1945 

"HYMNS AND CHORUSES WE LOVE TO 

SING AND WHY" 

By Robert A. Ashman 

Scriptures — Psalm 100, Ephesians 5:1-2, 15-20. 

Opening songs: 

"In My Heai't There Rings a Melody" 
"I Will Sing tlie Wondrous Story" 
"Wonderful Words of Life." 

Purpose: The purpose of this program is to help each 
one to learn and appreciate more fully the stories and 
inspirations back of some of the familiar songs we 
love to sing. 

Leader's Remarks: A hymn or song or chorus is not 
ju^t an excuse for music. They express the joy of 
the Christian heart. They express the happy experi- 
ences into which Christ brings those who believe in 
Him. Tonight we are going to hear of some of the 
interesting stories behind a number of these familiar 
humns. 
First Hymn: "Sunrise" 
The story behind the hymn — (page 12 — "Forty Gos- 
pel Hymn Stories") 
The song — sung as a soprano or tenor solo. (2 verses) 
Second Hymn: "Living for Jesus" 
The story behind the hymn — (page 24 — "Forty Gos- 
pel Hymn Stories") 
The song — A good one for the entire group to sing. 
Third Hymn: "In the Garden" 
The story behind the hymn— (page 14 — "Forty Gos- 
pel Hymn Stories") 
The song — sung as a soprano and alto duet. (2 verses) 
Fourth Hymn: "When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder" 
The story behind the hymn — (page 84 — "Forty Gos- 
pel Hymn Stories"- 
The song — mixed quartette on the verse and all join 
on the chorus. (2 verses) 
Fifth Hymn: "The Old Rugged Cross" 
The story behind the hymn — (page 16 — "Forty Gos- 
pel Hymn Stories") 
The song — sung as a male quartette or mixed quar- 
tette. 

Sixth Hymn: "Lead Me to Calvary" 
The story behind the hymn — (page 44 — "Forty Gos- 
pel Hymn Stories") 
The song — sung by mixed quartette, or soprano, alto 
and tenor trio. 
Seventh Hymn: "Since Jesus Came Into My Heart" 
The story behind the hymn — (page 32 — "Forty Gos- 
pel Hymn Stories") 
The song — sung by the entire group. 

SUGGESTIONS TO THE LEADER— The book "Foriy 
Gospel Hymn Stories" in which the above stories are 
found may be secured from The Brethren Missionary 
Herald Co. You may order DIRECT at Winona Lake, 



Christian Endeavor 



Indiana. ORDER EARLY SO YOU'LL GET YOUR 
BOOK. It's a good one for your C. E. Library. 

The above program may be varied by (1) having a 
reader present the stories behind the hymns or (2) Us- 
ing a radio idea with all those who participate behind 
the scenes, if your society is large enough or (3) Give 
out the hymn stories as topics to be given by mem- 
bers of your group. 

An interesting variation for the beginning or clos- 
ing would be to have your pianist start familiar 
choruses and see how readily the group can guess and 
join in on them. Or you may want to learn some new 
choruses. If so be sure to have words mimeographed, 
for each one. MAKE THIS PROGRAM A REAL MUSI- 
CAL—SINGING ONE.) 



PROGRAM FOR MARCH 4, 1945 

"MY FUN AND PLEASURE STANDARDS" 

By Lena Kortemitfr 

Scripture — Col. 3:17;4:5. 

Purpose— To evaluate the Christian's Pleasure Stand- 
ards. 

Leader — 

Consider the parable of the sower (Luke 8:11-15) 
especially verse 14, seeking to determine whether our 
pleasures will build or destroy our Christian character. 
Questions to be considered are — Do we seek to honor 
God in our choice of pleasure? Do our pleasures show 
God at work in shaping our lives? Suggested scrip- 
tures are Phil. 2:13; 2 Tim. 2:4. 

Topic One — "God's Pleasure" 

Text— Psalm 103:21. 

In this topic seek to determine who is' on the Lord's 
side by doing His pleasure. Note the following scrip- 
tures and thoughts: 

1. God takes pleasure in providing salvation — Isaiah 
53:10. 

2. God takes pleasure in separated lives — John 15: 
19. 

3. God takes pleasure in our service — ^Hag. 1:8. 

Topic Two — "Some things that do not please God." 

Text— 1 Thess. 2:15. 

Your purpose is to point out the negative aspects of 
God's pleasure. Note: 

1. God has no pleasure in those who re.fuse His offer 
of mercy— Heb. 10:38. 

2. God has no pleasure in those who continue in sin 
—Mai. 3:10. 

3. God has no pleasure in the death of the wicked 
— Psa. 5:4. 

Topic Three— "Finding Pleasure in Living for the Lord" 

Text— Ecc. 12:1, 13, 14. 

In this topic point out what kind of a life is pleasing 
unto Qod. Here are some suggestions aroimd which 
to build your talk: 



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1. Recognize the greatness of God's power and good- 
ness — Psalms 8:3, 4, 5. 

2. Enjoy God's provision and blessing— Psa. 36:8. 

3. Seeking wisdom from God for gain — Prov. 3 : 13-17. 

Topic Four — "Separation From the World — Our Only 
Fload of Happiness." 

Text— 2 Cor. 6:14-18. 

This topic is a summary to the preceding three and 
points out the one way of life that is really pleasing to 
God. Here are some pertinent points, enlarge upon 
them: 

1. God requires separation, Abraham is an example 
—Gen. 12:1-3. 

2. God requires consecration— Romans 12:2. 

3. God requires testimony — 1 Cor. 10:31. 

Leader — Summarize this lesson in your own words, if 
time permits, conduct a discusson of the pleasure 
standards of your group and how they might be 
brought closer to the delight of the Lord. 



A NOTE TO C. E. PRESIDENTS 

Have you started to complete your new C. E. Chart? 
Be sure to keep It up to date. Report names of tne 
new officers to Rev. Robert Ashman, 545 East Fifth 
Street, Peru, Indiana. Did you send in your offering 
for Home Missions through the C. E. Treasurer — re- 
member, we are counting all the goals of the first 
quarter, September, October, November, completed if 
you send in this offering. ALL goals from this quarter 
forward should be met by your local society for full 
credit and awards. 



INTRODUCING THE C. E. OF THE FIRST 

BRETHREN CHURCH IN JOHNSTOWN 

By Miss June Blough 

We see that included in the National Goal of Chris- 
tian Endeavor is a letter to the News Editor once a 
quarter, so we are endeavoring to send you one for 
this past quarter. 

In our November social meeting, we elected our Chris- 
tian Endeavor officers for the coming year. The presi- 
dent is Don Rager; Vice-President, Ada Mae Jones; 
Secretary, Ruth Ringler; Treasurer, Rose Mary Bifano; 
Pianist, Violet Ringler; Chorister, Hazel Ringler; Social 
Committee Chairman, Dick DeArmy; Program Com- 
mittee Chair lady, June Blough; Lookout Committee 
Chairlady, Mrs. Earl Hillegass; Missionary Committee 
Chairlady, Esther Byers. We also elected our Inter- 
mediate Christian Endeavor Superintendent, Carl Up- 
house and his assistant, Margaret Cook. Then too, the 
Junior Christian Endeavor Superintendent, Mrs. Carl 
Uphouse and her assistant, Lois Reighard, were also 
elected by our young people. We expect in the near 
future, to have our officers for the past year meet with 
our newly-elected officers to acquaint them with the 
duties of each office before installation the first of the 
year. 

We have in our Christian Endeavor room a news 
board in which we post all items of interest to our 
young people. Each week, there are posted two names 
of our service-men and their addresses. Each member 



is given a stamped post-card on which to write to either 
of these young people. We find this very interesting. 
We have at the present time twenty young men and 
four young women serving our country in the Armed 
Forces. We have three young men preparing, for the 
ministry at Bob Jones College, Wheaton College and 
Grace Seminary. 

Every other Saturday evening, the Young People's 
C. E. sponsors "fellowship" night in the social rooms 
of the church. At these meetings we have singspira- 
tlon, devotions, Bible study, and a social time together. 
We are having an average attendance of thirty at these 
meetings. 

For our Home Mission Offering, we posted on our 
bulletin board a huge map of the United States, with 
etich Home Mission Church marked with a red dot. 
For each dollar given towards Home Missions there 
was a flag attached to each Home Mission Church. We 
have at the time of this writing, approximately $40. 

We are planning, the Lord willing, to try to enlist 
every one of our young people of the church and Sun- 
day School for Christian Endeavor in this coming yeai. 

We thank our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ for all 
the blessings we have received as a society and indi- 
viduals in the past year, and covet your prayers that 
His will may be done in the coming year. 



BRETHREN LAYMEN'S NOTES 

The how existing Brotherhood of the First Brethren 
Church, 632-34 North Fifth Street, Allentown, Penn- 
sylvania, is just four months old. This Brotherhood 
arose out of several Brotherhood organizations previ- 
ously established but remaining dormant. Today we 
have approximately twenty men interested in this Fel- 
lowshin with a goal set for a membership of 50 for 
1945. 

An important project which has been officially ad- 
opted by the men is the creating of a fund, and the re- 
ceiving of money toward that fund, for the support of 
Brethren students and their families at Grace Theo- 
logical Semnary, Winona Lake, Indiana. To the end 
that this project might be a worthwhile one a com- 
mittee has been appointed to plan the project which 
is intended to reach out into the congregation proper 
as well as Christian friends. This plan, when completed' 
v?ill include systematic giving methods, publicity ideas, 
Secretary of Students Assistance Fund, and the like. 

In addition to the above project, a visitation program 
has been accepted, a hymn sing for February or March, 
and a men's chorus anticipated. The program commit- 
tee under the leadership of Carrol Parks opens each 
Brotherhood meeting with a devotional program with 
special speakers and special musical attractions. This is 
followed by a business session which in turn is fol- 
lowed by a recreational period under the leadership of 
David Dettra, Sr. Refreshments are served by a com- 
mittee of volunteers. 

The officers are as follows : George Seagreaves, Presi- 
dent; Otto Kaepple, Vice President; William H. 
Schaffer, Secretary; "James O. Huffort, Treasurer, and 
our Pastor, Rev. G. Lawrence Lawlor, Counsellor. 

James O. Hufforr. 



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COVINGTON, VIRGINIA 

The blessing of God in the salvation of souls at- 
tended the two weeks meeting with Rev. Jesse Hall and 
his people of the First Brethren Church. The attend- 
ance was good. Many Christians consecrated their 
lives. There was a deep spiritual interest on the part 
of those who attended the services. The evangelist 
spoke thirty-five times in the two weeks at the meet- 
ing, over WKEY, and the C & O shops. During the last 
week of the meeting, Mrs. Kettell presented the Gospel 
message to the children by means of flannelgraph and 
object lessons at the children's meeting after school. 

The pastor. Rev. Hall, and his people prepared the 
way for the meeting by an intense visitation campaign. 
This was followed by daily Cottage Prayer Meetings. 
Mrs. Hall conducted the Young People's Choir and had 
charge of the speci'al music each evening. An organized 
effort was put forth in every way. The Lord answered 
prayer and especially the closing service was blessed 
cf the Lord. There was not standing room at the altar 
that night for those seeking salvation, church mem- 
bership, dedication of life to Christian service and con- 
secration. Rev. R. H. Kettell. 



WHITTIER, CALIFORNIA 

"I will go before thee, and make the crooked places 
straight, I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and 
cut in sunder the bars of iron; And I will give thee 
the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret 
places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which 
call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel" (Isaiah 
45:2-3). 

■We have just closed a very wonderful revival. Dr. 
Michael J. Walsh better known as "Mickey 'Walsh," the 
Irish Evangelist of Philadelphia, was our Evangelist. 
Rev. Jake P. Kliever, our own missionary recently re- 
turned from Africa was our Song Leader. The Lord 
gave us two great weeks packed full of good things 
from the Word. The meeting was truly a GOOD NEWS 
MEETING. Our people were stirred — the people have 
caught a new vision- 
Mickey Walsh, is a Bible Teaching Evangelist. He 
has an understanding of the Word, such as few men 
have today. He is unique in the way he presents Christ 
to his audiences from the Word. He loves the souls of 
men. The people in Whittier fell in love with him when 
he gave his first message. Attendance was good 
throughout the two weeks. We began on December 31 
and closed January 14. Seventeen were saved, all of 
which were adults. One man, a doctor of 80 years was 
saved; the other sixteen ranged in age from 25 years to 
60 years. It was a remarkable meeting. I believe the 
entire number will unite with the church. But the 
greater blessing in the meeting, I feel, is the fact that 
the Whittier Church has been stirred — and many of 
our people are now witnessing for Christ. 

The year 1944 was a good year for our work, our 
prayer is "Lord keep us humble, keep us busy, give us 
a burden for souls and keeps us true untU Jesus comes." 
Amen. William H. Clough, Pastor. 



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The emblem continually sets before us the cleansing 
of the believer from the sins which he may fall into as 
he walks through this sinful world, and is contamin- 
ated by it. 

There will always be those who, like Peter, are ready 
to say, "Thou shalt never wash my feet"; but a kindly 
explanation may change their minds, into a happy 
Christian practice. Great joy has been my portion, 
when in obedience to the words of Christ, I have 
washed my brother's feet. 

THE RESULT: 

The direct result of this Christian practice is a godly, 
peaceful and humble walk with your fellowmen. 
Sanctified lives bring about sanctified living. If any 
brother with authority and rank can humbly gird him- 
self with a towel, bow down and wash the feet of the 
brother with a common vocation, he will immediately 
indicate that the peace of God which passeth all un- 
derstanding, abides in his soul. 

Once more, I believe there is no service in the 
church which will do more to keep Modernism away 
from the House of God than does the practice of th:s 
ordinance. "Thus saith the Lord," is to be the style and 
tenor of our preaching. Let us' shun Modernism. 

Doesn't the occasion afford a wonderful opportunity 
to confess our sins and short comings, both to God 
and our fellow Christians, before we partake of the 
Holy Communion? "If we confess our sins. He is faith- 
ful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us 
from all unrighteousness." This cleansing is beauti- 
fully set before us in symbol when we put into practice 
v/hat the Lord commanded us in John 13. (See also 
Proverbs 28:13). As baptism pictures our justification, 
£0 the washing of one another's feet pictures our sancti- 
fication. 

THE COMMAND: 

"I have given you an example, that ye should do as 
I have done to you" (v. 15). Lowly and painful as the 
service may seem to be to the carnal Christian and the 
natural man, still, Christ's example teaches us that we 
should obey the practice. "Happy are ye if ye do thfem." 
Many saints can testify to the fact that obeying the 
Lord in this command brings true joy and happiness 
to the soul. 

This command asks God's people to perpetuate what 
Christ has given to us in precept and example, just as 
Christ intended them to observe the eating of the 
bread and the drinking of the cup, "in remembrance ol 
me." Happy are those that stoop and obey. "Have this 
mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 
2:5 R. v.). 




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THE SAVIOUR SPEAKS 

"GO YE," the Saviour speaks today! 

Go tell of Christ who loves alway! 

Oh, tell of Him who saves from sin, 

Of heav'n that blood-washed souls shall win. 

Tell of a God who will sustain, 

Whose pressure sweetens toil and pain. 

Who gives a hope that cannot fail. 

That anchors safe within the veil. 

"Go ye," for some have never heard 
The promise of that blessed Word. 
Tell of a Christ who satisfies 
The heart, and every need supplies. 
And tell of power from sin to keep. 
Of grace for pathways rough and steep, 
Of joy that will the heart o'erflow. 
Of peace that the redeemed shall know. 

"Go ye," It is the Lord's command: 
The Gospel preach in every land; 
"Go ye," and tell of Christ the Lord, 
"Go ye, and preach His pow'rful Word. 
For when the heav'n and earth shall fail, 
That Word shall stand and shall prevail. 
'Tis remedy for earth's despair. 
Then Go! proclaim it everywhere! 

— Selected 



USE ME TODAY 

Use me today, O Saviour divine; 
Cleanse and renew this servant of Thine. 
Lord, with Thy Spirit fill me, I pray. 
Then in Thy service use me today. 

Use me today. Lord, use even me. 
Use me to lead some lost one to Thee. 
Lead where Thou wilt, Lord, open the way. 
And to Thy glory use me today. 

Use me today to scatter the seed. 
Bringing the blessing someone may need. 
Whether I toil or quietly pray. 
Blessed Lord Jesus, use me today. 

Gertrude R. Dugan 



A SMALL CHILD'S PRAYER 

Dear Lord Jesus in heaven; 

We know that you might come for us tonight. 

Even right now, to take us home to heaven. 

Dear Jesus, we thank Thee we know we are saved. 

We know that there are some people who don't 

Believe that Jesus died on the Cross for them. 

Help them to believe, Help us to do what You 

Want us to do. For Jesus' sake. Amen! 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD: Entered as second-class matter April 16, 1943 at tlie postoffice at Winona Lake, Indiana, under ths 
Act of March 3, 1879. Issued four times each month by The Brethren Missionary Herald Co., Winona Lake, Indiana. Suhscription price. tl.OO a year' 
Foreign countries $1.50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Marvin L. Goodman, Secretary of Publications. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Herman Hoyt, President" 
Bernard Schneider, Vice-Prtsident : R. D. Crees, Secretary; Homer A. Kent, Treasurer; Paul Bauman, Mrs. John Aeby, R. E. Gingrich, L. L. ' Grubb. A* 
L. Lynn, S. W. Link, Walter A. Lepp. Editors: Foreign Misadonfl, Louis S. Bauman; Women's Missionary Council, Mrs. John Aeby; Home Mis^ons 
R Paul Miller : Seminary, Alva J. McClain ; Managing Editor, Marvin L. Q oodman. ' 

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"EBRUARY 10, 1945 



The Mark of Soul 



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It is apparent that the Church has very largely failed 
1 its God-given task for this age as expressed in the 
'ords of our Lord (Matt. 28:19, 20). The denomina- 
lonal energy that is evident is often sadly and tragic- 
lly misdirected. 

The clear revelation of the Word of God distinctly 
idicates that 'the primary task of the Church and 
le individual believer is' to faithfully preach and teach 
le gospel. The vpinning of souls is the part of wisdom 
Prov. 11:30). Through this method God is today tak- 
igout of the world a people for His name (Acts 15:14). 
he Church is the God-appointed channel to take the 
istrument, the gospel, to a lost race. 
When we use the term -'soul-winner," we reserve no 
ory for man in the salvation of sinners, but God 
ways uses means to the end, talents, winsomeness, 
jrsuasiveness, even in men, to assist in reaching others 
ir His glory. Study the missionary activity of Paul 
Id Peter for abundant proof of this fact. 
There are always some who immediately begin to 
ake excuse. "I am not able to win souls." "I cannot 
)eak." "I have no ability," etc. Regardless of the clr- 
imstances or the excuse, every believer is expected to 
mtribute to the accomplishment of this supreme task. 
^lus every believer will bear the mark of a disciple in 
?irit-led soul-winning. 
There are at least four good reasons. 

BECAUSE CHRIST WAS A SOUL-WINNER. 

1. The bible teaches that Christ is the supreme 
:ample of the believer (1 Pet. 2:21; John 14:12). Rec- 
tnizing that His exampleship is for the believer alone, 
P are urged to get our eyes off the things of earth 
Id men and follow the Divine Example. What did 
irist do as a soul-winner? 

2. He won the children to Himself (Matt. 18:1-14; 
:14, 15). Whatever else this passage may mean, it 
rtainly must have a strong reference to actual chil- 
•en. Notice the use of the words "little" and "young." 
lese must have been very small children. Yet they 
(lieved (Matt. 13:6). One of the chronic mistakes of 
•eachers, teachers and parents, is to upderestimate 
e ability of the children to believe in Christ. Many 
lult Christians testify to conversions as early as three 
Id four years of age. The Holy Spirit is able to make 
isic Gospel truths as apparent to the child mind as to 
at of an adult. Let us not treat our children like 
iritual idiots, but present the gospel to them simply 
Id clearly and give the Holy Spirit His opportunity. 

3. He won men to Himself (John 1), Andrew, Philip, 
ithanael, Paul (Acts 9), Nicodemus (John 3). All the 
sciples and probable thousands among the multi- 
des, were won by the winsome Saviour. 

4. He won women to Himself. There were Mary, 
artha. His own mother, the woman taken in adultery 
ohn 8:1-11), the Samaritan woman (John 4:6-29). 
Christ moved into every realm of life and won indi- 
Juals to Himself, rich or poor, educated or not, in 



religious circles, political circles, a doctor, etc. We 
then conclude that NO Christian is exempt from the 
high privilege of soul-winning. 

II. BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD MEETS EVERY 
NEED. 

1. The need of the soul-winner is amply provided 
for by grace. 

It is not the will of God that any should perish (2 
Pet. 3:9). He desires all men to be saved. His love i£ 
limitless, infinite, all-inclusive. Therefore the message 
is to ALL (Acts 10:34; John 3:16). The world is the 
field. 

A full, complete, adequate plan of salvation is pro- 
vided- (Rom. 5:20, 21). The vilest of men are reached 
by the grace of God. The way of salvation is clearly 
given (Rom. 10:9, 10). The instrument and invitation 
are just as plain (John 3:16). 

Wisdom in speaking and holy boldness in approach 
are alike proffered (Jas. 1:5; Matt. 28:18; Phil. 4:19). 
No words of our own are necessary. Faithful presenta- 
tion of the Word of God is the one requisite. 

The special leading and revelation of the Holy Spirit 
is guaranteed (John 16:13). 

2. The need of the unsaved is fully met. 

There are various types of unbelievers such as 
atheists, infidels, evolutionists, self-righteous, follow- 
ers of isms, and sincere seekers. The Bible has an 
answer and a message for each. Here we should be 
reminded forcibly that the Word of God in the hands 
of the Spirit is our one and only weapon in winning 
men to Christ (Eph. 6:17b; 1 Pet. 1:23). We cannot 
successfully fight the ideas and philosophies of men in 
the power of our own reasonings. Again every be- 
liever is left without excuse and should be well marked 
as a soul-winner. 

III. BECAUSE WE LOVE THE LOST 

1. That all men are lost outside of Christ is one of 
the basic teachings of Scripture (Rom. 3:23; Psa. 51:5). 
Eternal death is set as the penalty from sin (Rom. 
6:23). Therefore our love for the lost has a great field 
in which to function. Millions languish in this lost 
state, facing eternity without hope. 

2. Love for the lost is the logical result of our own 
salvation. Immediately following his conversion, Paui s 
first thought was for the salvation of his own people 
(Acts 9:20). Peter, Stephen, great missionaries of the 
past and present, have manifested their burning pas- 
sion for lost souls by giving all, even life itself, that 
brands may be snatched from the burning. One of the 
very best indications as to the actual spiritual experi- 
ence of any professed Christian, is his attitude toward 
the lost. If he has sincerely accepted the results of the 
love of God through Christ in salvation, then he must 
love others, for the love of Christ will produce a com- 
pelling constraint to glorify the Saviour in conveying 

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W.M.C. Program for March 

PRELUDE— Piano Arrangement of "I'll Go Where MISSION STUDY— Mary Slessor 

You Want Me to Go" SV^CXKl. MUSIC 

SCRIPTURE-II Timothy 1 :-7-12 ^^^^^ STUDY-The Mark of Soul-Winning 
SONG— "I Am Praying for You" 



PRAYER SESSION 

CHORUS— "On the Cross for Me" 



OFFERING — Grace Theological Seminary 
CHORUS— "Lead Me to Some Soul Today" 
BENEDICTION 



By Mrs. Ralph Rambo 



MliUo.A.alUl' Bi^tkdatf.1 



1 John 5:14 "And this is the confidence that we have 
in Him, that, if we asli anything according to His will, 
He heareth us:" 
1. Let us thank the Lord for answered prayer in 
bringing the Dunnings home in safety. 

2. Pray for other missionaries who are planning to 
take furloughs at the present time. 

3. Pray for our new project during March, April and 
May for the library at Grace Seminary. 

4. Pray for those graduating from Grace Seminary 
' this spring, that God may open up definite fields 

of service for them. 

5. Pray for' the Schrocks and the Hoyts as they min- 
ister among the churches preparatory to their go- 
ing to South America. 

6. Pray for our National W. M. C. officers as they face 
the task of preparing our next year's work. 

7. Pray for the local councils everywhere that they 
will be working toward the meeting of all the 
objectives. 

8. Pray for the rulers of our nation. 

9 Pray for the wounded and dying boys of our battle 
areas that they might hear the Gospel Story be- 
fore they pass into eternity.' 
10. Pray for the Chaplains and Christian young people 
in the service of our Lord everywhere. 



Dorothy Mae Beaver, March 2. 

Mission Evangelique de I'Oubangui-Chari, Bozoum, 
par Bangui Oubangui-Chari, French Equatorial 
Africa. 

Mrs. Hattie Sheldon, March 21. 
Bellevue, par Bossangoa, par Bangui, Oubangui- 
Chari, French Equatorial Africa. 

Mrs. Lenora Williams, April 15 
Bouca, par Bangui, Oubangui-Chari, French Equa- 
torial Africa. 

Mrs. Dorothy Maconaghy, March 21. 
La Carlota, F. C. C. A., Velez Sarsfeld 1018, Argentina, 
South America. 

Miriam Sickel Churchill (daughter), February 2. 
650 Maltman Avenue, Apt, D. Los Angeles, 26, Calif. 



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President— Mrs Hermm Koontz, 105 Otterrt^w Avenue, Roanoie, Virginia 
V^S-esident— Mrs. Robert Ashman, 545 East Fifth Street Peni, Indiana 
S^or^T Secretary— Mrs. William Schafter, 307 West Franklin Street, 

Finan^LT°'Se°reUi^-Treasurer— Miss Mabel E. Donaldson, 4328 Garrison 

Street N. W. Washington, D. O. , , t ,,■ 

Literature Secretary — Mrs. Marvin Goodman Sr., Winona Lake, Indiana 
Prayer Chairman — Mrs. Ralph Kambo, 2301 Evans, Cheyenne, Wyoming 
Editor — Mrs. John Aeby. Winona Lake, Indiana 



THE POWER OF WORDS 

Solomon said, "Death and life are in the power of 
the tongue" (Prov. 18:21). 

"'Twas only a word, a careless word. 

But it smote the heart of one who heard 

Like a fierce, relentless blow; 
The day seemed overcast with gloom, 
The sweetest songs seemed out of tune; 
The fires of hope burned low. 

"'Twas only a word, a loving word. 

But a weary, sorrowing heart was stirred. 

And life took brighter hue; 
And faith, triumphant, pruned her wing; 
Discouraged souls began to sing. 

And hope revived anew! 

"Only a word, and yet what power 
It holds to better or to mar. 

The lives of those who hear, 
What power for good — for evil too ! 
Oh, may our words be good and true. 

And spoken in God's fear!" 



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NORTHWEST DISTRICT W. M. C. 

It was our privilege to reorganize our district W. M. 
C. when we met for our district conference September 
30, 1944 at Harrah, Washington. 

The meeting was opened with Mrs. Will Stover pre- 
siding. Mrs. Garber of Spokane, Mrs. Davis of Harrah 
and Mrs. Weed of Sunnyside were introduced as presi- 
dents of their local W. M. C. Each president reported 
special work done by their respective councils. 

The Spokane W. M. C. gives one day a month to 
"Welcome House" for soldiers. Free lunch is served all 
day, often as many as 225 soldiers are served in one 
day. Sixty beds are stripped and remade. Advice and 
help are given as needed. 

The Harrah W. M. C. often have Mrs. Morrill tell of 
her experiences as an African missionary. They also 
entertained a lady from the Christian Mission of White 
Sevan. They gave contributions to Nile Fisher and to 
Grace Seminary. 

The Sunnyside W. M. C. gives monthly contribution 
to Grace Allshouse who is in school. Jars for a Chil- 
dren's Home were filled with fruit and vegetables. 

It was decided that our district affiliate with the Na- 
tional organization as the Northwest District. For a 
district project it was decided that we contribute at 
least $30 a month to the support of Kenneth Sheldon 
for a period of eight months. 

The following officers were elected: 
President — Mrs. Will Stover (Harrah). 
Vice-President — Miss Lillian Bowers (Spokane). 
Secretary-Treasurer — Mrs. Willis Belcher (Sunnyside). 

Banned together as a district group may we be of 
greater service to our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. 
Mrs. Willis Belcher, 

Sunnyside, Washington. 



THE W. M. C. OF LISTIE, PENNSYLVANIA 

The Listie W. M. C. sends greetings for a splendid 
New Year, and a prayer for the success of all sister 
councils. 

We have our meeting the third Thursday of every 
month with an average of about fourteen. When our 
roll is called each member answers with a verse of 
Scripture and gives the number of chapters' of the 
Bible they have read the past month. 

We are reading the missionary book, "Goforth of 
China." We have miniature maps of Africa and South 
America, with our missionaries' pictures on them; 
these are used as prayer reminders and each month one 
member gives the biography of the missionary pictured 
on the card she has. Just recently we met for an all- 
day meeting to mend and pack clothing for mission 
points. After a covered dish luncheon we enjoyed a 
program of short missionary stories and a Bible Quiz. 

We praise the Lord that we have been able to meet 
our objectives in the past year and we pray God will 
give us grace to meet them in the future. 

Mrs. Henry Urban, Secretary. 




BENE, INDIANA W. M. C 

The W. M. C. of Berne, Indiana has been holding its 
regular monthly meetings and receiving much spiritual 
help from the Bible studies and missionary studies as 
published in the Herald. At our January meeting we 
had Mrs. John Suderman, a missionary on furlough, to 
speak to us concerning her work among the Hopi In- 
dians of northern Arizona. We wish the rest of our 
sisters in Christ could have enjoyed this message, too. 
We learned many things about people in our own coun- 
try that we never knew. We feel a deeper need for 
prayer for missionaries in our own U. S. A. 

In February we will hold an all-day meeting with a 
covered dish dinner. An interesting missionary pro- 
gram is being planned at 
which time we will receive 
our foreign mission offer- 
ing. 

Mrs. Iva Sipe, Secretary. 



Southeastern District W. M. C. Rally 
which was held at Roanoke, Virginia. 



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•GRACE SEMINARY* 

Pnajeci ^o* ManxUtf Afxn4i and Ma*^ 



The following are testiiiio 



of what, the fellowship and tnuniiig at Gr 



Bot only to the students, but also to their familiHs. 



MRS. MARVIN GOODMAN, JR. 

The past three years at Grace Seminary have been 
years of great blessing in my life. I praise the Lord for 
the opportunity of studying and fellowshipping here. 

For several years I looked forward to coming to 
Grace Seminary and in 1942 the Lord opened up the 
way for me to come and study here. The two years 
which I had in the classroom were times of great 
spiritual blessing and joy in the study of God's Word. 

One of the highlights to me has been the prayer 
meeting and our days of prayer. These times have 
drawn me closer to my Lord and Saviour and have 
given me a desire to serve Him more. They have truly 
been times of inspiration. 

For the Seminary wives there is another thing which 
has increased the spiritual growth of each one who 
attended. These are our monthly W. M. C. meetings. 
The Lord has blessed much in the devotional studies 
and meetings. 

It has been wonderful to make the acquaintance and 
enjoy the fellowship of the faculty and so many young 
people who are also looking forward to full time service 
for their Lord. 

I am also very thankful for Grace Seminary because 
it was here that I met my husband, and we are now 
looking forward to a lifetime of service in Africa. 

I truly praise God for Grace Seminary — a school 
which is efficiently preparing men and women for 
service for their Master in the place where He has 
called them. 



Of course, above all, we praise the Lord for saving us 
and calling us into His service for we would not be 
here were it not for this. 

"Blessed be the Lord who daily loadeth us with bene- 
fits even the God of our salvation" (Psalm 68:19). 



MRS. GORDON BRACKER 

It has not been my privilege to attend Grace Semi- 
nary in the manner of attending classes but never- 
theless many blessings have been mine for being here. 
The fellowship of the students and especially the stu- 
dent wives has been wonderful. The monthly meetinss 
of the Women's Missionary Council have given me a 
wonderful time of fellowship with the student wives 
around the Word. I never shall forget it. The services 
I have been privileged to attend on Sunday and Wea- 
nesday nights have been a real source of blessing in 
which the Lord Jesus has been made more real to me 
and we have been brought closer to Him. 

Then too, we shall always remember our stay here — 
the time when the Lord gave us our son, Benny. How 
we thank the Lord for the fellowship of prayer here 
in his behalf — we are sure he is well and living because 
of answered prayer. At the crucial time — students and 
faculty alike joined in earnest prayer for him and God 
answered! 

Amy Lou, nine, and Billy, eight, have also enjoyed 
being here and have met many friends among the other 
Seminary children. Their training and fellowship here 
will stay with them the remainder of their lives. 



MRS. PAUL MOHLER 

Looking back to the fall of forty-two and recalling 
the many fears and anxieties that I experienced. I am 
moved to bow my head in shame for having such a 
small amount of faith and trust in my Lord's ability to 
supply every need. For, indeed, He has abundantly 
supplied, both spiritual and physical needs, since our 
coming to Grace Seminary. Although we had to leave 
many loved ones in Christ, we have come to know and 
love other members of the body of Christ, since here. 

It was my privilege to attend the classes for one 
semester and it was a real joy to hear the Scriptures 
expounded by men who are consecrated to the Lord 
Jesus and His cause. The Wednesday night prayer 
meetings, the special speakers, and the Women's Mis- 
sionary Council meetings have all been a real source 
of blessing to me. 

Summing up the three school years, it has been the 
richest period of my life. In many respects I will regret 
the time when I leave Winona Lake. I have many fond 
memories and am sure I will miss the fellowship of 
the students and faculty. On the other hand, the field 
is ripe unto the harvest and I want to be doing my bit 
in winning lost souls to Him. It is, with great joy and 
anticipation, that I am looking forward to the day 
v/hen we all shall be gathered around our blessed Lord, 
in precious and unbroken fellowship. 



MRS. LYNN SCHROCK 

"What shall I render unto the Lord for all His bene- 
lits toward me?" 

Ever since I was a little girl I have belonged to a 
missionary society. So due to this fact it was only a 
natural thing for me to attend the W. M. C. here ax 
Winona Lake. But I wish to say that never before did 
I belong to a society where we would get on our knees 
in prayer and take the prayer requests individually to 
the Lord. To me this has been one of the greatest 
blessings of the W. M. C. 

The value of the W. M. 0. is not to be doubted, especi- 
ally to those who will be pastors' wives and mission- 
aries. This is true because it lifts our eyes from the 
immediate circumstances in which we find ourselves 
to the needs' of the regions beyond. 

I always enjoy biographies ot missionaries, so neea- 
less to say, the biography studies have proved to be a 
blessing and also a challenge in view of our going to the 
mission field. 



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MRS. MARK SENTER 

I am glad that I was called upon to write something 
of what a student's wife finds in the way of blessing 
and fellowship while her husband attends Grace Semi- 
nary. In "counting my blessings," I have found them 
to be even more abundant than I have realized, and 
have really rejoiced to see the goodness of God in lead- 
ing us here. 

It is so good to learn to know and love other young 
people who have given their lives to Christ to be usea 
as He has planned, whether here in our own needy land 
or in neglected fields afar, where it is our heart's de- 
sire to serve. Some friendships we have formed here 
will, I am sure, be life-long. 

And the student body prayer meetings on 'Wednesday 
nights! Only heaven will reveal the wealth of answered 
prayer, the cleansing of heart and the new strength 
of purpose which have resulted from those meetings, 
so brief, and yet so packed with blessing. 

The W. M. C. meetings stand out in my mind as 
especially valuable and helpful times when my heart 
was drawn to the Lord with a greater desire to witness 
of Him and to read His Word more faithfully. Then, 
too, as a future Christian worker's wife, I received such 
valuable help in these missionary meetings, with their 
opportunity for observing how such meetings are con- 
ducted, experience in giving Bible studies, reports, or 
special numbers. 

I feel that truly "the lines are fallen unto me in 
pleasant places" (Psalm 16:6). In our stay at the 
Grace Seminary, and I praise God for our every mo- 
ment here! 



TELL THE GOOD NEWS 

There's only one way that the lost world can knov/ 

That Jesus for sinners had died; 
To tell the glad story He's bidden us go. 

And no other way doth provide. 
If Christ's disciples had silently gone. 

And been to their great trust untrue, 
His plan of salvation we could not have known — 

His mercy for me and for you. 
He's counting on us the story to tell. 

His plan of redemption for man; 
He's counting on me — He's counting on you; 

The Master has no other plan. — Sel. 



Able to do 

All that we ask. 

Above all that we ask or think. 

Abundantly above all that we ask or think. 

Exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think. 

According to the power which worketh in us. 

Ephesians 3:20. 



A NOTE OF THANKS 

Mrs. Hamilton wishes to thank every one who sent 
her a Birthday remembrance. She received cards from 
members of many of our councils, and was quite 
thrilled each time some came in the mail. 

Let's keep remembering the birthdays of our mission- 
aries.^-Editor. 



(Continued from page 83) 

His message to others. Of course, no man will ever 
become a soul-winner until his own soul burns in love 
for the lost. Are you wearing the badge of love for 
the lost? Do you claim to love them, and yet carelessly 
allow members of your own family, neighbors and 
friends all about you, to continue on their way to a lost 
eternity without a word about Christ? Think it over! 

IV. BECAUSE WE DESIRE TO GLORIFY GOD. 

1. God has one supreme purpose in His universal 
and sovereign plan, to glorify Himself. This is not 
selfish, but entirely legitimate, for only He deserves 
glory. Adam and Eve were placed in the first Garden 
for the fulfillment of that purpose. When man fell, 
God designed Calvary to glorify Himself in his salva- 
tion. God is permitting certain conditions and circum- 
stances in this world today in order that all might 
conspire together in glory to His name. 

2. There is a definite and true sense in Which the 
riembers of the human race become the primary 
source of glory to God on earth. It is entirely possible 
for Christians to control the amount of glory to God 
by their ovm individual service. Thus the clear injunc- 
tions of Scripture to all children of God to dedicate, 
surrender, submit themselves to God, and be filled with 
the Spirit (Rom. 12:1, 2; Eph. 5:18). 

3. Even the rewards of the faithful servant at the 
Bema Seat (2 Cor. 5:10) will reflect God's power and 
glory in making them possible. 

A personal question: how many Spirit-led contacts 
have you made among the lost for your Saviour in the 
past week ? Are you wearing your badge, and truly 
bearing about in your body the marks of the Lord 
Jesus? 

This will be the prayer of the earnest Christian. 
"Lord lay some soul upon my heart, and love that soul 
through me; and may I nobly do my part to win that 
soul for Thee." — David H. Johnson. 



NOTICE 

The W. M. C. Constitution in booklet form has been 
sent to the W. M. C. Presidents for the officers and lead- 
ers of their local W. M. C. Some have been kept in re- 
serve for incoming officers and leaders of new W. M. 
C.'s to be organized in the future. If any president 
failed to receive hers, please write to your Literature 
Secretary. The Constitution was printed in the October 
14, 1944 issue of the Missionary Herald, thereby making 
it available to every member of the W. M. C. 



"Sow in the morn thy seed. 

At even hold not thine hand; 
To doubt and fear give thou no heed: 

Broadcast it o'er the land. 
Thou canst not toil in vain; 

Cold, heat, and moist and dry. 
Shall foster and mature the grain, 

For garners in the sky." 



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"My life is one daily, hourly, record of answered 
prayer. For guidance given marvelously, I can testify 
with a full and wonder-stricken awe that I believe God 
answers prayer." This' was the testimony of Mary 
Mitchell Slessor, that great soul trained in the schools 
of poverty and adversity, who rose to become one of 
God's most fruitful missionaries in Africa. 

Born in . Aberdeen, Scotland, in 1848, Mary Slessor 
was in a sense a miracle, impossible to account for by 
ordinary laws of nature and environment. She was the 
child of an overtaxed, working woman, a drunken 
father, and lived in an overcrowded home. Her mother 
doubtless set the direction in which her genius was to 
develop, being of a deeply religious nature. But she 
succumbed to the wooing of a shoemaker, sharing none 
of her refined tastes, but with a fatal weakness for 
liquor which later degenerated into brutality and tyr- 
anny. 

Under these adverse conditions one can picture the 
childhood of Mary, living with six other children and 
her parents in a perpetual struggle for existence. At 
the age of eleven she worked in a weaving factory in 
Dundee, where her mother was employed. The factory 
child of those days worked as few men work today and 
for longer hours. Little Mary rose before 5 A.M., helped 
in the home, worked in the factory from six to twelve, 
hastened to afternoon school till 4:30, then home to 
take up the burden of children, cleaning and cooking. 
What a contrast to the normal routine of our eleven 
year olds today! 

The dark shadow which hung over this home was 
the constant struggle to keep secret from the neigh- 
bors the father's lamentable condition. Saturday 
nights were looked forward to with especial dread, 
Mary and her mother sitting up to see that he didn't 
disturb the neighbors as he stumbled home. The only 
force that sustained them through these bitter years 
was their faith in the power of prayer and to this they 
attributed the fact that when the father died some 
years later, no one, least of all the friends in the church, 
where the family foregathered every Sunday witn a 
sober and well brushed father, suspected the tragedy 
of their lives. 

To Mary and her mother, the bright spot of their lives 
was their church, the United Presbyterian Church, a 
place of spiritual refreshment which opened doors lead- 
ing into wider fields, for this church had mission points 
in India, China, and many parts of Africa. One m 
particular, the Calabar mission, held great charm for 
Mary. From her earliest childhood, she had heard con- 
stant talk in the church about Calabar, "the most God- 
forsaken spot on earth," the slum land of Africa, whera 
the people were degraded and superstitious beyond 



belief, and the country itself was so distressful that few- 
dared to dwell in it. 

One day there flashed through the land a telegram 
telling of the death of David Livingstone in the heart 
of Africa. Everyone asked, "Who will take up the work 
of the great pioneer?" Among those whose hearts 
leaped to the call was Mary Slessor. Upon receiving 
her mother's permission to apply to the Mission Board 
as a candidate, she waited tremblingly for their reply, 
when to her great joy she was accepted! So she, who 
had waited so long, weaving the warp and woof in 
the loom of the factory, was going to Africa to weave 
there the lives of heathen people into new and beauti- 
ful patterns of Christian living. 

One autumn day, Mary stood on the deck of the 
steamer Ethiopa, which was to take her to Calabar 
on the west coast of Africa. She was now twenty-eight. 
After a month's sailing came the hot smell of Africa, 
then the view of Duke Town, a queer muddle of mud 
huts and palm trees, where Mary was to live with 
"Daddy" and "Mammy" Anderson, great pioneer teach- 
ers. Mrs. Anderson told Mary of the conditions round 
about them. "Millions of black people, mostly slaves, 
whose religion is fear of spirits, cannabalistic feasts. 




and hiding away little girls to be made fat for slave 
wives." One practice which especially horrified Mary 
wa^ twin killing, and during her life she rescued maiiy 
baby twins thrown in the bush to die, and adopted them 
into her own household. 

"The first thing I have to do is learn the language," 
realizing the only way to reach these people was to 
speak to them from heart to heart. With extraordinary 
success she picked up the difficult Efik. She found no 
lack of religion but rather a superfluity of heathen 
superstitions. Believing that even in a country where 
women were slaves, it is the mother who imbues the 
child with its first lasting impressions, she began on 
the women. Over the grave of a child, buried a few 
feet under the floor of the hut itself, Mary would tell 
a mother that her child was safe with a loving Heavenly 
lather. Going about among the diseased and un- 
speakably filthy, speaking to a widow mourning her 
husband, as a decent Calabri, remaining unwashed for 
weeks or months, telling these utterly unlovely black 
people of the love of Jesus, she became "Ma" Slessor. 
a synonym for love and hope for thousands of Afri- 
cans. 

Such arduous labor made her furlough after three 
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DEVOTIONAL TOPIC 
FOR MARCH 

"LOOKING UNTO JESUS FOR 
FAITHFULNESS" 

Memory Verse: John 15:5 

SCRIPTURE LESSON: Heb. 11:1-3; 13:16; 32:40. 

PRAYER 

SONG SERVICE: 

"My Faith Looks Up to Thee" 
"How Firm a Foundation" 
"Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" 
"I Would Trust.Him" 
"Safe Am I" 

THEME CHORUS: "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" 

MISSIONARY STORY: "Song Birds in a Cage" 

SISTERHOOD SONG: Tune "A Memory" A. H. 
Ackley 

TOPIC: "Looking Unto Jesus for Faithfulness" 
(Mrs. G. E. McDonald) 

BIOGRAPHY: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Goodman, Jr. 

SISTERHOOD BENEDICTION 

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' Thank the Lord for the safety He gave the c 

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Pray for your Missionaries. \ 

Pray for your own Sisterhood group. < 

Pray for the Goodman's as they prepare to go \ 

to Africa. \ 




Do: Use the greetings of your National Officers. Get 
acquainted with them in this way. 

Do: Remember you are a Missionary society, so get 
acquainted with your missionaries through their 
topics from time to time. 

Do : Use the prayer requests published in the Herald. 

Don't: Forget your Bible reading. 

Don't: Be a defeated society, meet all your goals this 
year. 

Don't: Forget your Sisterhood Birthday is next month, 
April. 



SISTERHOOD SONG 

Tune "A Memory" A. H. Ackley 

Our Sisterhood is working for the Lord each day. 
To gladly do His blessed will 

In His own strength we follow in His chosen way — 
And listen for His voice to call us still. 
Chorus 
Do God's Will 
Do God's Will 
Every moment, every hour and day His love will fill" 
Our Brethren Sisterhood is working 
And our duties never shirking 
With this blessed thought 
To do God's Will. 
Our Sisterhood is happy for we know the joy. 

That always comes by giving all. 
A richness in His service, peace without alloy 
Our eager hearts are open to His call 
Chorus 
Submitted by: 

Mrs. Stanley F. Hauser, 
Hustontown, Pennsylvania. 




Greetings in the name of our 
Saviour and Lord, Jesus Christ, 
whom we serve through the Sis- 
terhood of Mary and Martha. I 
am indeed happy to be able to 
visit with you through the 
Brethren Missionary Herald. As 
your Treasurer I feel I have a 
place in each one of your meet- 
ings for in this office I do not 
plan what is' to be your work 
but wait upon you for your or- 
ders as to how and where you 
wish the offerings you give to serve. This year, 
the plan suggested and adopted by you or your repre- 
sentatives at National Conference gives you an out- 
line as to where your offerings will go before you 
take them, so you can know what work you are sup- 
porting as you give from month to month. I hope you 
v/ill give freely to all our projects, for this is the work 
of the Lord through missions, which is our first con- 
cern in Sisterhood and as your Treasurer I shall try 
to fulfill your every wish. 

Margaret E. Sampson. 



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President : Elaine Polman, Winona Lake, Indiana 

Vice-President: Ruth Ringler, R. D. No. 4, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 
General Secretary: Mary Fritz. 79 West Pirat Street, Rittman, Ohio 
Financial Secretary: ETelyn Fuqua, 2500 East 113th Street. Los Angeles. 

California 
Treasurer: Margaret E. Sampson, 3303 Cheverly Avenue, Cheverly, Hyatts- 

ville. Maryland 
Literature Secretary': Phyllis Lingentelter. Claysburg, Pennsylvania 
Senior Patroness: Mrs. Leo Polman, Winona Lake, Indiana 
Junior Patroness: Mra. Etnel SinunonB, LiAtie, Fennsylranla 



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To believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal 
Saviour means that you no longer are dead, but alive 
in Him for all eternity. This belief is saving faith — 
but it is not your own, but that which God has given. 
Eph. 2:8 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and 
that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God." Some- 
times we are quite proud of ourselves for giving these 
rebellious hearts to Jesus but faith itself is the fruit of 
the Holy Spirit. "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, Joy, 
peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith" (Gal- 
atians 5:22). 

FAITHFULNESS ONLY REQUIREMENT 

What is required of us once we are born into the 
family of God through that God-given faith? Faithful- 
ness is the requirement (1 Cor. 4:2). Moreover, it is re- 
quired in stewards, that a man be found faithful. 
Strangely enough, we search our minds to see what 
great things we can do for the Lord. Youth, especially, 
dreams and plans. Throughout the emotional adoles- 
cent period, we embark on what are to be great pro- 
jects. Frequently these plans topple and fail and we 
quiver at being so useless in the Master's service. But 
God never asks big accomplishments of us. He only 
asks that we be faithful and when we are so, in the 
things at hand. He gives us greater responsibility. 
"And so he that had received five talents came and 
brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliverest 
unto me five talents; behold, I have gained beside them 
five talents more. His lord said unto him. Well done 
thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faith- 
ful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many 
things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord" (Matthew 
25:20, 21). 

AN OBJECT LESSON 

When Moses' own sister and brother began to oppose 
him because they felt he was getting more notice from 
God and the people than they were, he did not com- 
plain. He did not defend himself but refused to listen 
i'j them. But God spoke the most wonderful words of 
commendation that could be spoken of one. "My serv- 
ant Moses is not so, who is FAITHFUL IN ALL MINE 
HOUSE" (Numbers 12:7). He is honored in Hebrews 3 
and again in Hebrews 11. As it was then, so it is now. 
The child of God is subjected to constant criticism 
through enemy and friendly sources alike. He is the 
target for all Satan's attacks. But through it all, the 
Christian can BE FAITHFUL IN ALL HIS HOUSE. 

CHRIST OUR SOURCE OF STRENGTH 

Jesus said, "I am the vine, ye are the branches: He 
that abideth in me, and I in Him, the same bringetn 
forth much fruit; for without me ye can do nothing" 
(John 15:5). The picture before us is a deeply rooted 
vine — so deeply rooted that its necessary plant food 
and moisture come from a never-failing source deep in 
the earth. The branch on the surface shows the deep 



and secure source of its' life by bearing luscious fruit 
in season. If any little branch were silly enough to 
sever its connections with the vine, in order to be seit 
sufficient, it would immediately die and there would 
be no fruit at all. This is a beautiful picture of us as 
Christians who are so dependent upon Christ, the true 
vine, that we cannot hope to be fruitful — to be faith- 
ful in all things — unless we lean entirely on the source 
of supply. 

Travelers in an arid desert area of South America tell 
of finding Oasis' with luxuriant tropical vegetation 
dripping with moisture. The secret of this amazing fact 
lies in the presence of the raLu tree whose limbs are 
outstretched, attracting all atmospheric moisture and 
condensing it, to become a continual source of supply 
for the vegetation springing up around it. It reminds 
me of Job 29:23. 

FRUIT OR MUCH FRUIT 

We note that John 15 speaks of "fruit," "more fruit," 
and "much fruit." The Christmas tree has a form of 
fruit on it. But it is all glitter, tinsel, and artificial. 
It is tied on with strings. What tragedies result when 
v/e find Christians' whose fruits are tied on with strings. 
Then there are those who bear "More fruit." Many 
young people choose God's second best for their lives. 
But the Father is glorified only when we bear "much 
fruit" (John 15:8). To do this, we must look unto 
Jesus in absolute surrender. It must be a life of deep 
restfulness IN HIM — of close communion WITH HIM. 
This means a constant prayer life as well as continual 
feeding upon the Word of God. "Much fruit" is not 
"activity" but "abiding in Him." It may mean much 
pruning. We thriU at the sight of acres of beautiful 
orange groves loaded with life-giving fruit. But each 
individual tree must be washed, sprayed, fumigated, 
pruned and irrigated to bear acceptable, abundant 
fruit. The light must first burn before it can shine, 
Burning suggests judgment. To look unto Him, though 
deeply chastened, brings forth that desired faithfulness. 
Our home is on the slope of a mountain range. Atmos- 
pheric conditions sometimes carry the peaks from our 
vision — but they are always there whether we see them 
or not. Faithfulness is being WHAT, WHEN, and 
V/HERE God wants you to be regardless of the storm 
and stress about you. 

YOUTH'S EXPLOITS 

To look unto Christ continually through the Word 
and in prayer, results' in our knowing God. "But the 
people that do know their God shall be strong, and do 
exploits" (Daniel 11:32b). To abide in Him, means ej 
become faithful, and when we are faithful in small 
things. He often gives us the joy of "doing exploits," 
On this basis alone can the "Big Things" be accom- 
plished. God grant that this year be one of "Exploits" 
FOR Him because of faithfulness UNTO Him. 



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BIOGRAPHY OF 

M^. and Af^d,. Ma^UAUt Qoodmcutf jn.. 

Marvin Goodman, Jr. 

I was born in Modesto, California, October 22, 1921 
to God-fearing parents. From the cradle, I was dedi- 
cated to the Lord's service, and through the years my 
parents prayers have followed me. In the spring of 
1931, I was convicted of my own personal sin and the 
necessity of accepting Christ as my Saviour. I accepted 
him at that time and ever since He has grown dearer 
each day. It is truly "grand to be a Christian." But. 
though I accepted Christ as my Saviour, my life was 
not dedicated to His service as it should have been. I 
was still living my own life instead of allowing Christ 
to live in me. 

In my senior year in high school, the Lord pressed 
upon my heart the responsibility that was mine as a 
Christian. As I listened to the testimony of returned 
missionaries, the Lord gave me a special burden for 
the blind, lost heathen over there in Africa. At that 
time I gave myself to the Lord to be used of Him in any 
way that he saw fit. However, the Lord didn't seem to 





Marvin Goodman, Jr. 

be opening the way for me. There was something 
wrong. Nevertheless, knowing that the Lord had some- 
thing for me to do, I continued my preparation by go- 
ing to the University of California. 

Then, on Easter Sunday in 1942, 1 came to realize why 
God did not seem to be leading— I was in the wrong 
church. On this Easter Sunday I became a member 
of the Brethren church and also publicly dedicated my 
life to the Lord's service in Africa and signified my in- 
tention of attendiiig Grace Seminary. 

Since then, the Lord has richly blessed in every way. 
Not the least of these blessings was the Lord's giving 
to me a spiritual young lady, who is also dedicated to 
the African Mission field, to be my wife. 

Soon after I complete my schooling (in July, 1945) 
v/e expect to start for the field, the Lord willing. 



I was born in LaVerne, California, June 12, 1919! 
Praise God for Christian parents who took me to Sun- 
day School and church ever since I could be carried 
there. In 1926 I realized that I, too, was a lost sinner 
and needed Christ in my heart. _ It was joyous to be a 
Christian, but Christ wanted more than my heart, he 
wanted my life, and after hearing the call to fulltime 
service, I yielded my life for service wherever He would 
have me. After hearing many missionaries speak I be- 
came greatly interested in Africa, and the Lord seemed 
to be calling me there. 

Through the years He was leading more definitely 
until now I feel that Africa is the place He would have 
mc serve Him. 

After graduating from High School, I had a one year 
pre-nursing course at Pomona Junior College and fol- 
lowing this I had three years of nurses training in the 
Huntington Memorial Hospital School of nursing in 
Pasadena, California. A year later the Lord lead to 
Grace Seminary where I took the Christian Education 
course. I received many blessings here in the study of 
God's word, in fellowshipping with others who are 
looking forward to fulltime service also. Here the Lord 
lead me to the one with whom I am to serve Him in 
Africa. 

Lord willing, we are looking forward to leaving for 
Africa sometime thi5 summer. 

The Lord has done great things for us whereof we 
praise Him much. 



Dorothy Goodman 

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only 
begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should 
not perish, but have everlasting life." How I praise Goa 
that He gave His only Son to die on the cross that I 
might have everlasting life. 



MARY SLESSOR 

(Continued from page I 



years welcome indeed. But upon her return she asked 
permission to go further inland to Old Town, where 
even worse conditions prevailed. The Mission Board 
had neither funds nor helpers to spare so she went 
alone. From this time on she became more dependent 
upon Jesus Christ and grew to be utterly fearless, 
counting the Lord's care and comfort precious beyond 
all human fellowship. She continued deeper into the 
heart of the country, teaching natives, preaching the 
gospel, and building churches. As the years slipped by, 
the British government recognized her unusual ability 
to handle even the fiercest tribes and made her a 
British Consul with great administrative responsibili- 
ties. 

But this tiny, fraU, merry-eyed woman was forever 
planning to do more for Jesus. Eventually her Mission 
Board decided to follow her inland and consolidate her 
work. Toiling beyond her strength, she became very 
ill and was taken back to Duke Town in 1915 where 
she slipped away to be with Him whom she loved and 
served so faithfully. 

Great Christian, missionary, mother, physician, Mary 
Slessor once made this remark: "If you are ever in- 
clined to pray for a missionary, do it at once, wherever 
you are." Of such may be said: 
"Through such souls, God stooping, shews sufficient 

of His Light 
For us in the dark to rise by." 



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"Song Birds in a Cage" 

Recently we heard this story, told by Mrs. Bessie Lee 
Cowie: 

Did you ever hear of the galley slaves? There is a 
story told of the Galley Slave of Marseilles. He came 
on shore one day from the boat. The chains from 
wrist to ankle clanked as he walked along the street; 
he had bent his back to the lash of the task master; ne 
had strained his sinews to the heavy oars; he was a 
galley slave. And some turned away in scorn; others 
looked at him with a little pity — but they forgot him the 
next moment — but one man said: 

"That poor fellow! what a life — a slave — what a life'" 

He could not unfasten his chains; he could not re- 
lease him; but he thought he would do something, and 
he went up to him and put a piece of money in the 
man's hand. The man looked at it with amazement- 
money given to him! And the gentleman said: 

"Buy what you would like best in this world." 

And the slave realized with joy that the money was 
his own — he could do as he liked with it. The stranger 
wondered what a slave would like the most on earth. 
Here were baskets of fruit. Fruit was an unobtainable 
luxury for him. Would he buy fruit? With quickened 
step the slave was hurrying on past the fruit. Oh! 
here is' a bread shop. That was a luxury for him; per- 
haps that was where he was going. But in great haste 
he hurried past the bread shop, past one luxury after 
another until he reached a bird fancier's store; and 
he looked around until at last he saw a little lark in a 
cage, and he went in and asked the salesman the price 
of the bird. The salesman looked at him and said : 

"Why? What use have you, a galley slave, for a lark 
in a cage? What do you want it for?" 

"Never mind what I want it for; what is the price 
of it?" And the salesman named the price of it, and 
it would take every bit of the precious money; but 
willingly the slave handed it over and took the cage. 
And the gentleman was quietly watching him, and 
thought: 

"What is he going to do?" 

The slave came out and there was a green field yon- 
der, and he went over and knelt down and put the little 
cage down in the field and then he opened the door of 
the cage and turned it back. The little lark saw that it 
was open and he saw out there the grass and the 
flowers he loved so well and the little lark fluttered out, 
and when it found that it was free, it just spread out 
its wings and went winging like a feathered song, high, 
higher and higher — up, up, up — and was lost to sight 
in the blue of the sky. 

What did a slave prize most? Freedom! There was 
nothing for himself; but he could have the joy of be- 
stowing it upon another. The gentleman came and put 
his hand upon the slave's shoulder and saw the slave 
was looking up with his eyes filled with tears watching 
the bird rising ever higher in the sky, and the gentle- 
man said: 



JUNIOR SISTERHOOD CORNER 

By Mrs. Ethel Simmons 

OBJECT LESSON ON TOPIC: "Looking Unto Jesus 
for Faithfulness." 

In keeping with St. Patrick's Day, we are going to 
talk about two Irishmen. Their names are Mike and 
Pat. And here they are — two Irish potatoes! (One 
potato should have sprouts or at least be a good one; 
the other should be shriveled and rotten in spots). 

(Hold up the good potato) This is "Faithful Pat". 
Mike". He will never be eaten. He will never be good 
for planting. There is not much life in him, and he 
is just about worthless, isn't he? But, he is still a 
potato! There isn't much a potato is good for except 
to be eaten or planted again. That is all we expect 
of it. But "Unfaithful Mike" won't be good for either 
eating or planting. Some Christian boys and girls are 
like him. There isn't so much that the Lord expects 
tliem to do; but they don't even do those things. They 
are unfaithful even in little things they might do for 
Him. And it is because they fail to look to Jesus, for 
without Him they can do nothing. 

(Hold up the good potato) This is "Faithful Pat". 
You can see at a glance that Pat is full of life. He may 
be planted this spring and bring forth more potatoes; 
or he may be eaten, and will give strength to someone. 
He is valuable because he does all that is expected of 
him; so we will call him a faithful potato. Jesus wants 
each of us to be like "Faithful Pat" — bring forth fruit 
for Him, and give strength and help to others. But we 
cannot do this by ourselves; we must look to Jesus for 
guidance. 

Let us all be like "Faithful Pat", the potato, who does 
everything expected of him. If only we were that 
faithful — doing all that Jesus wants us to do! Re- 
member, the only way we can be found faithful is by 
looking unto Jesus "for without Me ye can do nothing." 

INVITATIONS — with green ink on white cards write: 
"Faith-, and it's welcome ye'll be" at our Sisterhood 
meeting March (date, (time), (place). 

POSTER — may be made of green construction paper 
ii'. the shape of a shamrock. 
ON ST. PATRICK 

"Faith, an' it's surprised ye'll be" when you learn 
that St. Patrick was not an Irishman but a Scotchman ! 
But he was the first great missionary to Ireland — 
many years ago (396-493). In a mission book ("Tne 
Progress of World Wide Missions" — Glover) we are told 
that everywhere he gathered the people around him m 
the open field and preached Christ to them. He was 
sincere, loving, and kindly in manner so that the poor 
and rich all loved him greatly. 

"Why did you spend that bit of money for just a 
little lark in a cage?" 
The slave looked at the gentleman and said: 
"Because I wanted to give something LIBERTY!" 
Our beloved neighbors in Mexico and the land of the 
Southern Cross are like birds in a cage. They are lovers 
of song. In our hands is the power to open the cage 
and give them their liberty— GOD'S WORD will free 
their souls and they will rise and sing like the lark. 



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CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR 
DEPARTMENT 

PROGRAM FOR MARCH 10, 1945 

"HOW MAY WE INCREASE OUR SERVICE FOR 
CHRIST?" 

By Archie Parr 

Scripture — Romans 12:1, 2. 

Purpose— To give Brethren Christian Endeavorers an 

enlarged vision of service for Him. 

Leader— Suggest to the group the meaning of these 

verses and point out that our topics tonight are aimed 

at examining our lives in the light of the Truth thus 

revealed. Enlarged service is needed (Luke 10:2). It 

is your desire in this meeting to bring this truth home 

to your society and to lead them into such an enlarged 

service. 

Topic One — "Consecration of Self to Him." 

Text — Romans 12:1. 

Point out that the basis for any service is a full con- 
secration unto the Lord. The meaning of this full con- 
secration is: 

1. Giving ourselves to the Lord — 2 Cor. 8:5. 

2. Yielding ourselves to the Lord— Rom. 6:13. 

3. Living our lives for the Lord — Gal. 2:20. 

Topic Two— Non-Conformity to the World." 

Text— Rom. 12:2a. 

Tell, in your own words, that consecration means 
separation from the world. No man can serve two 
masters— no young person can go only half-way with 
the Lord. Lives lukewarm in His service are a burden 
and not a boost. Note: 

1. Separation necessary to demonstrate our love to 
God— 1 Cor. 6:19, 20. 

2. Separation necessary to demonstrate our good 
works— 2 Tim. 2:19-21. 

Topic Three— "Knowing God's Will for Our Lives" 

Text— Rom. 12:2b. 

Some young people wonder just what God does re- 
quire of them. Your purpose in this topic is to show 
them how they may find out. Here are some sugges- 
tions: 

1. Search the Scriptures— 2 Tim. 2:15. 

2. Obey the Scriptures— John 7:17. 

3. Learn the Scriptures— 1 Cor. 2:13, 14. 

Topic Four— "Love, the Motive for Service" 
Text — 2 Cor. 5:14, 15. 

Find some fitting illustration of sacrifice because of 
great love, then speak of Calvary— the manifestation of 
God's love to man. Our service should be motivated 
by love. If love is not behind our service, then we 
serve idly and listlessly. Note: 

1. Christians called to serve by love— Gal. 5:13. 

2. Futility of service devoid of love — Cor. 13:l-a. 



Topic Five — "Rewards for Service" 

Text— Matt. 25:31. 

You are climaxing this discussion, showing how God 
pays well His laborers. Here are two things to men- 
tion: 

1. EternalRejoicing— John 4:36. 

2. A Crown of Righteousness— 2 Tim. 4:7, 8. 

Leader — In closing, speak of the example of Christ 
(Phil. 2:5-7) and after the whole group has read to- 
gether Isaiah 6:8, let each, in silent prayer, yield to 
Him for greater service this year. 



A WORD TO ALL C. E. MEMBERS 

How do you like your new programs by now? Of 
course they make you get in and dig a little but that is 
what C. E. is for. We hope that you are not just readmg 
your topics and references— make the topics live by 
making them a vital part of your own experience. Be 
sure to speak from your own heart and not alone from 
these suggestions. 

Be sure to hear "C. E." Kliever when he comes to 
your church, or nearby. Remember, he is our National 
Brethren C. E. Missionary. When you present your 
gifts for Foreign missions through your local Church, 
mark them "C. E. Kliever," you, your church, and our 
Union will then receive the credit. You secretaries be 
sure to return the report blank forwarded to you from 
our National Secretay, Bob Ashman. Is your society 
meeting all the goals? Get busy! 



HOLDEN EYES 

Anoint our eyes, lest we should go 

Unseeing through the day; 
And pass unheeding those who need 

Our help along life's way. 

The crushing burden, mutely borne, 
The sigh suppressed, — the tear; 

O give u,s sight that we may see, 
And ears that we may hear 

The language of a broken heart. 

As heard in Heaven, by God, 
Whose love sends answer to the cry. 

Too deep for spoken word. 

So touch these holden eyes, O Lord, 

So lift our hearts above. 
That we may see as Thou dost see— 

And love as Thou dost love. 

—Ethel A. True. 

Ed. Note: Miss Ethel True and her sister. Miss 
Nella, carried the Gospel to the Indians of Mexico 
until their health broke. Miss Nella is now in 
Glory, and Miss Ethel is a semi-invalid, livmg 
an intercessor's life for Mexico. 



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"I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord 
Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead 
at His' appearing and His kingdom; Preach the Word; 
be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, 
exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the 
time will come when they will not endure sound doc- 
trine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to 
themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they 
shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall De 
turned unto fables, but watch thou in all things, en- 
dure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make 
full proof of thy ministry."— II Tim. 4:1-5. 

The one great conflict of Christendom today and 
one which vitally concerns all of us is that which ex- 
ists between Fundamentalism and Modernism. Never 
before in all our history have we been faced with a 
condition of such great consequence and of such giant 
proportion. Today, throughout the world, a wave cf 
atheism and infidehty is sweeping many thousands of 
men and women off their feet and is leaving them to 
drift upon the sea of unbelief even as the mightv waves 
of the ocean would deposit their burden upon the 
shores. 

In spite of the claims now being made as to the 
"leniency" of the Soviet Union toward religion, we note 
with keen interest the great revival of Atheism in 
Russia today. We are convinced, however, that this so 
called "leniency" toward freedom of religious expres- 
sion and worship may best be explained to be a matter 
of expediency and convenience, since war matters "of 
more vital interest" now occupy her full attention 

The seeds of Modernism have been sown. This seecT 
has germinated and grown 
and has borne its fruitage 

in the form of Communism. 

Communism and Atheism 

go hand in hand with each 

other. "Modernism leads to 

Atheism, Atheism leads to 

Communism, Communism 

leads to Nationalism, and 

Nationalism leads to RUIN." 

This statement was recently 

made by Dr. Walter A. Mier 

of the Lutheran Hour in a 

radio address or sermon. To 

this statement of Dr. Mier 

we heartily subscribe. One 

must be an Atheist before 

he could become a true 

Communist because Com- 
munism has set itself 

against God and all that is 

called God, and has opemy 

vowed the complete ex- 
termination of all religions 



throughout the world. Following in the wake of Com- 
munism there have been shouting, shooting, dancing,' 
drinking, hatred, violence, blasphemy, persecution, 
death, and murder. Christians have been tortured and 
put to silence, churches have been padlocked or de- 
stroyed. Bibles' have been burned, images of Satan 
erected, children trampled under foot, men and women 
have had both arms and legs torn from their bodies, 
some have been buried alive, still others burned or 
frozen to death. Yes, these are some of the fruits of 
Atheism in godless Russia, and now to realize that she 
is our ally! God knows what the end shall be of sucki 
alliance. Yes, these things have been realized in this 
twentieth century of so called "civilization." 

We are told that there are now more than ten mii- 
lions of converts to the "Society of the Godless," whose 
stronghold is within the Soviet Union. Its moral cor- 
ruption would stagger even the most elastic imagi- 
nation of man. 

Both Atheism and Communism are at work in 
America today, but here it appears in a more "refined" 
form. While we do many things' which the Russians 
have done, we try to do them in such a way that they 
would be made to appear "respectable." While in Rus- 
sia the masses of common people are led to worship 
the corpse of Lenin, here in America thousands are 
worshipping a Jesus who "was martyred for His be- 
lief and whose body still lies smouldering in the dust." 

In Russia Christ is "crucified" in effigy, whUe in 
America thousands are crucifying Christ afresh from 
day to day by rejecting His salvation and by denying 
His Word, His power, and His Deity. 




FEBRUARY 10, 1945 



Fundamentalism and Modernism are as different as 
are Christ and Satan, and the conflict which is now 
m progress is not in the least an imaginary one. It 
is not a sham; it is a real conflict. 

Now shall we raise the question as to what Modern- 
ism really is — 

I. WHAT DO WE MEAN BY "MODERNISM?" 

"Modernism" is a false religion parading under the 
guise of Christianity. 

Let me further state that "Modernsm" is' a clever, 
subtle, and unique combination of skepticism, agnosti- 
cism, atheism, and Bolshevism, the fruit of which com- 
bination is Communism. 

Modernism was conceived in the mind of Satan him- 
self, and is now being propagated throughout the world 
by his demon powers, even through some "religious" 
nien who are in places of ecclesiastical leadership. 

I should like for you to note carefully three things 
about "Modernism" — 

1. The term "Modernism" is a misnomer, 
because "Modernism" is not modern. It is al- 
most as old as the human race. Satan himself 
was the first to deal with it. Mother Eve was 
the first to embrace it in that she believed the 
Devil's lie. Cain also embraced "Modernism" 
when he insisted upon having his own way in 
bringing to God his sacrifice of the fruits of 
his own labours. His v/ay was a "bloodless way 
of approach and forgiveness, but God has de- 
creed that "without shedding of blood is no 
remission." Cain had invented for himself a 
substitute religion— a "bloodless religion" which 
led to his sin, his judgment, and his punish- 
ment. 

The Modernist rejects the only way unto God 
(John 14:6) which is through the blood ol 
Christ, and has turned to his own way (Prov. 
14:12), therefore his religion is a "bloodless" 
religion and is completely impotent of salva- 
tion. 

The Pharisees' were "Modernists" because 
they denied the divine conception of Jesus 
Christ as well as His Deity. The Modernist, 
like the Pharisee, rejects: the Son of God ana 
pretends to worship God the Father. Christ 
said to those who denied His divine conception 
and His Deity, "Ye are of your father, the 
DevU" (John 8:44-45). Christ proved His Deity 
by His many miracles, by His resurrection, and 
by "many infallible proofs" (Acts 1:3). 

The great difference between Fundamental- 
ism and Modernism is the difference between 
belief and unbelief. The "Modernist" does not 
believe the Word of God. He both adds to, 
and takes from the Word of God. His religion 
is a religion of "works" and not of faith. His 
gospel is a "social gospel." His aim is "to build 
a better world and to bring in the Kingdom." 
He believes that the world is getting "better" 
and that the cultivation of pure social habits 



Dr. R. Ij. Rassmaii, writer of tliis splendid article, 
Brethren Church of Clay City, Indiana. 



pastor of the First 



will work out for him his salvation. To him 
Christ is the great "Example," and the Golden 
Rule is in reality his religion. 

The Fundamentalist believes the Bible to be 
the Word of God, and that therein God has 
made known unto him the ONLY way of sal- 
vation which is "by grace through faith" in the 
finished work of Christ on Calvary's cross. He 
believes that salvation is "the gift of God" and 
that it is "not of works," lest he should have 
reason to boast (Eph. 2:8-9). 

2. Modernism is not intellectual. Those men 
who have done most for the world's masses of 
humanity down through the ages were men of 
faith in God. They were men of faith in both 
the natural and the spiritual realms. Men of 
faith everywhere are responsible for world 
progress. Skepticism is no mark of intelligence. 
Doubt has never been a motivating principle m 
any age. Faith alone reaches out seeking new 
regions to explore and new realms to conquer. 
In Hebrews 11, we are given a brief glance 
down the "Hall of Fame" and there we see 
those humble men and women of God who 
were of Faith and who were blessed and used 
of Him in their own generation. 

No truly intelligent man would embrace a 
religion which offers salvation by works, be- 
cause Cain had brought his offering of "good 
works" to God and it was rejected. No truly 
intelligent man would embrace a religion which 
offers salvation through environment and her- 
edity, because Adam and Eve were placed m 
a perfect environment and they were without 
sinful heredity because they had no sinful an- 
cestors, and yet they fell from their original 
holy estate and sin came in and they were 
driven out of the Garden of Eden and God 
pronounced a curse upon them. The person 
who is really intellectual is that person unto 
whom God hath made His Son, the Lord Jesus 
Christ, his wisdom, and who embraces Chris- 
tianity which offers salvation by grace through 
faith in the finished work of Christ on the 
cross of Calvary— salvation through the substi- 
tutionary death and shed blood of our Lord 
Jesus Christ. 

3. Modernism is not Christian. It is anti- 
Christian. It is counterfeit, and outwardly 
closely resembles true Christianity. But Mod- 
ernism denies the Christ of Christianity, the 
Bible as the inspired word of God, and all the 
cardinal and fundamental doctrines of Chris- 
tianity itself. Modernism is but pure and plain 
infidelity, and this infidelity under the guise 
of Christianity is working havoc within Chris- 
tendom today as a destroyer of the faith of 
thousands of unstable men and women of the 
Christian profession. 

Modernism is the "seed bed" of Atheism, and 
Atheism propagates the doctrine of evolution, 
which in effect serves to nullify the Vicarious 
Atonement since apes and monkeys have no 



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sin charged to their account, and therefore 
their descendants have no need of a Saviour! 
Modernism is the great and common enemy of 
our Government, our schools, our homes, our 
Churches, and of the souls of men! 

WHAT IS FUNDAMENTALISM? A brief yet com- 
prehensive definition we believe will suffice. 
Fundamentalism is that faith which accepts 
the entire Bible as being the inspired Word of 
God. 

Fundamentalism by faith accepts all the fun- 
damental and cardinal doctrines of the Chris- 
tian Faith some of which are: the total de- 
pravity of man and his need of a Saviour; that 
"Except a man be born again" he cannot enter 
heaven; that Christ died for our sins; a posi- 
tive Gospel message; a separated life; the New 
Testament as our only rule of faith and prac- 
tice; rewards for faithful service of believers; 
bodily resurrection for all mankind; eternal 
punishment for the wicked and unbelieving; 
and the everlasting bliss of the saved. 

Fundamentalism today is "holding forth the 
Word of Life" to a wicked and unconverted 
world of men, seeking to make God's Way of 
salvation known to all men everywhere. Funda- 
mentalism is the herald of the Gospel unto the 
uttermost parts of the earth. Fundamentalism 
is vitally interested in evangelizing the world 
for Christ in this present generation. Let Fun- 
damentalism everywhere in united effort con- 
tinue to "preach the Word," "endure hard- 
ness and affliction," do the work of an "evan- 
gelist" and prove to the world that her minis- 
try is of God and unto the salvation of lost 
souls everywhere. 

May He keep us all faithful to this our task 
until Jesus comes! 




"IF I HAD PRAYED" 

"My voice shalt thou hear in the morning."— Ps. 5:3. 

Perhaps the day would not have seemed so long, 
The skies would have not seemed so gray. 

If on my knees in humble prayer 
I had begun the day. 

Perhaps the fight would not have seemed so hard- 
Prepared, I might have faced the fray, 

If I had been alone with Him 
Upon my knees, to pray. 

Perhaps I might have cheered a broken heart 

Or helped a wand'rer on the way. 
If I had asked to be a light 

To some dark soul today. 

I would remember just the pleasant things, 

The harsh words that I meant to say 
I would forget, if I had prayed 

When I began the day. 

I think I could have met life's harder trials 
With hopeful heart and cheerful smile. 

If I had spoken with my Lord 
Just for a little while. 

And, if I pray, I find that all goes well: 

All care at His dear feet is laid, 
My heart is glad, the load is light, 

Because I first have prayed. 

— M. Joyce Rader. 




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THANKSGIVING OFFERING MUST BE IN BY. 
FEBRUARY 25 



By R. Paul Miller 

BROTHER LEW GRUBB IS 
NOW SECRETARY— 

On Monday, January 15, Brother Grubb arrived at 
the office of the Brethren Home Missions Council and 
took over the work of secretary. Since then he has been 
investigating every part of the work a5 fast as he can 
to familiarize himself with the working of things. He 
has been a mission pastor for several years and home 
nussion work is not altogether strange to him. 

Brother Grubb is a young man of unusual ability and 
is already well known in our brotherhood. We believe 
that he will find a loyal reception and that the work 
of Home Missions will make great strides under his 
leadership. 

It is our earnest desire that all will get back of him 
from east to west so that this great work not only will 
avoid any setbacks, but that it may go forward to 
greater achievements than have as yet been attempted. 
He can't do it alone. He must have the united prayers 
and help of all of us. 

The office of the council is still in Berne, Indiana, 
and will remain here until the heaviest part of tlie 
year's work is over, perhaps early in the spring, when 
a move to Winona Lake is contemplated. An announce- 
ment on this will be made later. 



FORMER SECRETARY ASSISTING— 

At the request of Brother Grubb, we have consented 
to provide the material for the February and March 
issues of the Home Mission numbers of the Missionary 
Herald. Being new to the work it is difficult for the 
new secretary to prepare all the material for a Home 
Mission number at once. We are glad to help and to 
be of any other assistance possible. 



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PORTABLE TYPEWRITER 

AND STILL CAMERA 

The Brethren Home Missions Council is 
in need of a portable typewriter, new or 
used, and an ordinary camera with a 
good lens. Any information on where 
these may be purchased will be appreci- 
ated. Write the Council office at Berne, 
Indiana. L. L. Grubb, secretary. 



The Home Mission Offerings taken up last Thanks 
giving time have been very slow coming in this yea: 
This means that the office will be swamped at the lasi 
iTiinute. The comparative report should appear ou 
March. If it does, we will need to close our receipts 
for the Thanksgiving Offering on the twenty-fifth of 
February. It will rush us badly then, for our copy for 
the March issue goes to press on the second. It is im- 
possible to work up a report of hundreds of items and 
get out a magazine in one day. Reports cannot be held 
till March 1 and expect them to appear in the com- 
parative report in March. So, pastors, kindly make 
inquiry to see if your treasurer has sent in the offering 
from your church as yet. If not, have him send in 
what he has at once and send the pledges that may be 
out at a later time. Please help us in this. 

R. P. M. 



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A FRIEND IN NEED 

Last night a son and daughter-in-law of a dying 
woman called at the home of one of our Brethren pas- 
tors at different times and unbeknown to each other. 
They told the same story and had the same request: 
"Mother is dying in the hospital and is asking for you. 
She knows that she is not a member of your church 
but she attended occasionally when able and said she 
felt closer to God in that little country church where 
the Bible is preached than anywhere else. Her pastor 
has called on her but she is not satisfied. She wants 
you." 



OUR PRAYER FOR OUR BOYS IN THE 
SERVICE 

Our Father God, protect from harm 
Our boys who've gone from city and farm 
■ In answer to their Country's call — 
Be Thou to them their All in All. 

Be Thou to them on battlefield 
Their faithful Armor and their Shield; 
In times of gloom, when sorely tried, 
Be Thou a Comrade by their side. 

In distant lands, on deep blue sea, 
May they find peace and rest in Thee 
While on the home front hearts still yearn 
To greet our boys on their return. 

Our boys, O God, on sea and shore, 
Save, bless', and keep forevermore; 
And bring them safely home again — 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord — Amen. 

Randall L. Rossman, D.D. 

Clay City, Ind. 



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An Interesting Financial Plan That Succeeds 



The Grace Brethren Church of Hagerstown, Mary- 
Itind used a unique method of financing in connection 
with its new church building. The method is known 
as the Columbian National Institutional Financing 
Plan and is especially designed and adapted for use 
in. church building and refinancing programs. To 
those of the Grace Brethren Church the plan is better 
known as the Insurance Savings Plan. With nothing 
ahead, but God overhead, materials were purchased 
and construction work started on our new buUding. 
Funds were soon to be needed. Doors had been closed 
in the face of much prayer, but under the leadership 
of a spirit-filled pastor with a passion for lost souls 
and a desire to win them for Jesus, we were led to 
lean heavily on the everlasting arms of Almighty God 
and trust Him who is abundantly able to give even more 
than we ask. It was under such circumstances that the 
Insurance Financing plan was presented and needless 
to say, we believe it was God's plan for the financing 
of our new church building. Inquiries have prompted 
this attempt to briefly outline the plan. 

When a building project is contemplated and it is 
necessary to borrow money, a first mortgage loan 
customarily follows. A bank or investment company 
is much more likely to grant the loan where a definite 
plan for the payment of interest as well as principal is 
provided. Such a plan is the Insurance Financing 
method with the result that a profitable investment 
has been made by members and friends of the church, 
the bank loan systematically retired and acquired by 
the investors whose trustees hold the mortgage for 
their protection and interest until the church has 
completed its obligation to pay the annual insurance 
premiums. The savers or investors have made a profit- 
able investment because they or their beneficiary will 
receive one and one half times the original investment, 
either at maturity or at death of the insured prior 
thereto, and the church is provided with a less expens- 
ive and systematic plan of retiring the entire debt by 
payment only of the insurance premiums on the lives 
of the savers or the insured selected by them. 

The first mortgage note of the church held by the 
bank is a negotiable instrument and any person or 
group of persons could, if they had the money and 
the desire, buy and acquire this mortgage. A number 
of members and friends of the church agree to save and 
invest over a five year period an amount in total suffi- 
cient to buy and acquire for them the existing mort- 
gage, plus the interest during the five years of install- 
ment payments and the cost of financing. 

The individual member or friend of the church, who 
knows the value of the mortgage, would be interested 
m purchasing a participation in the ownership of the 
mortgage not only to assist the church, but because it 
would likely be a safer investment and a more profit- 
able savings program than the average person has 
made in the past. This is true because he or she will 
have returned to them in their old age, when they need 
it most, or, at their prior death, their family will be 



paid (at a time when it is most needed) $1.50 for each 
$1.00 saved and invested in this mortgage. 

The bank or Institution which makes the mortgage 
loan does not make the church a donation of the 
amount of the loan and this investment by the indi- 
vidual is not a donation to the church, any more than 
any other investment they might make in other prop- 
erty or in life insurance. By this method, a member 
or friend of the church is able to assist in the payment 
of the debt without giving away money but instead 
they will save it for future needs. 

To pay for an undivided interest In the mortgage, 
the investor executes a negotiable note for an amount 
according to his or her desire and ability to save. For 
example, say $333, which may be paid with a down 
payment of $33 and convenient partial payments of 
$5 a month for five years, or by a single cash payment 
of $283. For this investment either he or his famUy 
will receive $500. 

This group of creditors select a corporate Trustee or 
three individual co-trustees, to officially represent 
them. The investor pays the Trustee according to their 
subscription agreement and the Trustees alone direct 
the disbursement of the funds so collected. None of 
this money goes to the life insurance company but is 
used only to buy and acquire an equity in the first 
mortgage. When all of the subscribers have paid the 
Trustees the full amount of their several subscriptions, 
the Trustee has collected an amount necessary to com- 
plete the purchase and acquisition of the existing first 
mortgage. 

This new group of creditors, through their official 
Trustee, thus acquire and retain all the right, title, in* 
terest, claim and demand owned by the former creditor 
or owner of this mortgage. The church and this new 
group of creditors (who now own the mortgage, through 
their Trustee, who holds this mortgage in trust for 
them) agree in a legal Trust Agreement, that: 

A. The Trustee shall insure the investment by 
applying for thirty-three payment, thirty-five 
year endowment life insurance on the life of the 
investor, or someone designated by him, for an 
amount of insurance one and one-half times the 
amount of his subscription. The life insurance 
company upon acceptance of the risk, issues an 
insurance policy for this amount, payable to the 
Trustee as original beneficiary in trust. The 
Trustee retains the policy and issues the sub- 
scriber a Trustee's Certificate in which the 
amount of the insurance and the insured's bene- 
ficiary is' designated. 

Upon the maturity of the policy as an endow- 
ment, or at the prior death of the insured, the 
proceeds are paid by the insurance company to 
the Trustee, who in turn pays the investor or 
the beneficiary he has named, the amount due 
in full payment of the investor's undivided in- 
terest in the mortgage, in accordance with the 
terms of the Trust Agreement and the Trustee's 



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Certificate. . In this manner, the life insurance 
company has paid, through the Trustee, to the 
investor or to the beneficiary he has named, one 
and one-half times the amount of the invest- 
ment, after which the church has no further 
obligation to this investor. 
B. Instead of paying interest on the first mortgage, 
the church shall, through the Trustee, pay out of 
its income, not out of the trust fund, all insur- 
ance premiums throughout the life of the policy; 
that is, until the insured dies or the endowment 
matures. The premium for any individual is de- 
termined by his age, state of health and occupa- 
tion; that is, those applicants engaged m Hazard- 
ous or unhealthful occupations, or physically 
impaired, are charged a higher premium than 
unimpaired or standard applicants of the same 
age. 

Out of a very wide experience it is know that 
43 will be the average age of those on whom in- 
surance will be placed, and that $30.00 per $1,000 
of insurance put in force will be about the aver - 
age annual premium. Those who assist in form- 
ing the syndicate know in advance the exact 
premium that will have to be paid on the policy 
of each apphcant, hence, there is no way that 
the Trustee or the organization can or will incur 
a questionable premmm obligation. 
The first annual premium payment never varies 
materially from 41/2% of the amount needed to 
refinance the mortgage. It will average about 
.3% annually for thirty-three years. As every 
person insured will die, and as they will die at 
fairly regular intervals, the total premium pay- 
able each year steadily decreases. 
C. The existing mortgage holds the property as 
security for the payment of premiums on insur- 
ance created by this Trust Agreement, and when 
the church has paid the premiums, as they be- 
come due or are previously discounted, the mort- 
gage is to be cancelled and made void without 
further obligation to the church. 
Insurance can be placed on applicants aged 10 to 
60, inclusive. The right is reserved to ask for 
medical examinations, but ordinarily about 90% 
of applicants are accepted without medical ex- 
amination, except in the state of Massachusetts. 

The new obligation, that of an annual payment to 
the life insurance company for thirty-three years, has 
the decided advantage of being a small amount, aver- 
aging only about 3% of the amount used in the financ- 
ing. All or any part of this new obligation may be dis- 
counted at any time at a substantial reduction to the 
church, by making larger than required payments 
whenever larger amounts are available. 

The obligations to the new creditors may be paid 
any time the money is available, just as the old mort- 
gage obligation could have been paid any time. It will 
take only about half as much money to discount the 
new obligation as it would take to pay the old mortgage 
obligation. At the end of the tenth year, 50% of the 
new obligation will be sufficient (together with cash 



values accrued) to fully prepay the entire insurance 
of that fund. 

To illustrate: John Doe agrees to save $333 during 
the succeeding five years, at the rate of 10% down 
and $5 a month thereafter. 

The plan is made effective after the subscriber has 
made a down payment of 10%. The Trustee then issues 
him a Trustee's Certificate, indicating the issuance of 
a thirty-three payment, thirty-five year endowment 
life insurance policy, the $500 proceeds of which will 
be paid to him or his family. • 

The money saved and invested by John Doe is used 
by the Trustee only for the refinancing of the first 
mortgage, of the church. The church instead of pay- 
ing on the mortgage, now agrees to pay premiums on 
the insurance thus put into effect. John Doe agrees 
to accept $500 from the life insurance company in return 
for the money he has saved and invested, which is 
50%) more than the amount he has agreed to save and 
invest. 

Because of unwise investments, many men do not 
have as much money as they have saved. By this plan 
the return to them or their families, of $1.50 for each 
$1 saved, is better than the average investment of those 
men. Ordinarily, the amount saved by a participant is 
one that would not otherwise have been saved, and since 
about all most men hope to accumulate during life is 
an amount which will provide for their families after 
they are gone, this plan is undoubtedly advantageous to 
the individual. None of the new funds can be used by the 
Trustee until an agreed amount has been subscribed, 
and on which a 10%; down-payment has been made. 

The Trustee (of the new creditors who provide this 
refinancing fund to acquire the first mortgage) agrees 
that the church, instead of paying interest on the 
Diortgage, pays the insurance premiums on the insur- 
ance put into effect. The church agrees to pay this 
annual premium only as long as the insured lives. 

If one of these insureds dies the first year, the second 
year's total premium is reduced accordingly. The total 
amount the organization will pay the insurance 
company during the thirty-three years is about 10% 
more than the amount needed to refinance the mort- 
gage. The insurance company will return to the par- 
ticipants if they live, or to their beneficiaries at death, 
one and one-half times their original investment. 

The church now has a definite plan for retiring its 
debt, which must be carried out, and can be done with 
rehef and economy. The outstanding benefit to the or- 
ganization is', that the former fixed charge of interest 
and a payment on principal is immediately replaced by 
the premium payment on insurance issued, and the 
a;mual premium payment will never be as much as 
the annual interest requirement. The church debt hav- 
ing been refinanced, no part of the income of the 
church need thereafter be applied to the payment of 
the debt. 

The investors or the beneficiaries they have named, 
who jointly have acquired the mortgage, receive from 
the life insurance company, through the Trustee in 
full payment for the undivided interest owned by them 
in the mortgage, $1.50 for each $1 saved and invested. 
Thus the fixed charge of the church has been immedi- 

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ately reduced and THE CHURCH NEVER HAS THE 
REFINANCED DEBT TO PAY. 

We heartily recommend this financing plan to any 
of our Brethren churches contemplating a new build- 
ing program or for refinancing an existing mortgage 
debt and suggest that anyone interested should contact 
the service office of the Columbian National Life In- 
surance Co.— Mr. Orra F. Kuight, 906 Union Trust Bldg., 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who will put them in toucn 
with the local director in their vicinity. 

E. G. Reese, Treajsurer 
Trustees of New Bldg. Fund 
Grace Brethren Church 
Hagerstown, Maryland. 



THE CHURCH'S NEED TODAY 

More tithes and fewer drives. 
More action and less faction. 
More workers and fewer shirkers. 
More backers and fewer slackers. 
More praying and less straying. 

— Modesto, California bulletin. 



SENTENCE SERMONS — Christianity isn't worth a 
snap of your fingers if it doesn't straighten out your 
character. — D. L. Moody. If nine-tenths of you were 
as weak physically as you are spiritually you couldn't 
walk. — Billy Sunday. Children brought up in Sunday 
School are seldom brought up in court. — Basil Miller. 
— Washington D. C. Bulletin. 



REMODELING THE 

NEW TROY, MICHIGAN 

BRETHREN CHURCH. 

THE PASTOR, 

RUSSELL WILLIAMS, 

IS A FAITHFUL 

HELPER 




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The Sufficiency of God's Grace 



By Leslie I. Hutchinson, Student, Grace Theological Seminary 



In Gal. 4:4, 5 Paul makes this statement, "But when 
the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his 
Son, made of a woman, made under the law, to redeem 
them that were under the law, that we might receive 
the adoption of sons." 

The works of God presented here are three in num- 
ber: Incarnation, Redemption, and Adoption. 

The order is logical so the Incarnation shall be con- 
sidered first. 

The "fulness of the time" suggests that the Incarna- 
tion of our blessed Lord takes place at a time previously 
appointed by the Father. The period of time involved 
is from Adam's transgression. During this' four thou- 
sand years man continues to sink deeper and deeper 
into sin. Now the time has come concerning their ful- 
fillment. They are now old enough so their happening 
cannot be the result of mere human conjecture. The 
world has had time enough to see its need of a saviour. 
Men have had plenty of fair and satisfactory oppor- 
tunities to try all their fruitless schemes of salvation. 
Now they should be ready to welcome God's plan. The 
best talents of the world have been given their chance, 
especially in Greece and Rome. The brain trusts have 
tried all the various systems of religious men can de- 
vise. Consistent failure has been the result. Men have 
not been able to meet and arrest crime; they have not 
been able to promote national morality. Intellectual 
power has proven valueless in its efforts to contact 
God. 

The world is at peace at this appointed time. The 
Gospel can be proclaimed anywhere. Scattered Jews 
are looking for the Messiah. What an appropriate op- 
portunity for the "Prince of Peace" to come. 

So "God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made 
under the law." The manner of this sending Is two- 
fold. "Made of a woman" implies human nature, but 
the very way of expression suggests divine nature. 
Would one say today that a man comes, made of a 
woman? If Jesiis Christ were merely a man, then this 
expression is without meaning. But His is a peculiar 
circumstance. He chooses to be born of a woman and 
He chooses to record His birth in this way because He 
is fulfilling the promise in Gen. 3:15 that the Messiah 
should be the seed of a woman. 

By being "Made under the law," Christ takes His 
place that He might accomplish an important purpose 
for those who are in like subjection. God gave the law 
to man to show him his guilt, and now that man 
knows, or should know, that he is guilty, our Lord sub- 
jects Himself to the law, that in Him all its designs 
might be fulfilled. 

Redemption might well be called the purpose of the 
Incarnation for God sent His Son "to redeem them 
that were under the law." To "redeem" means to "set 
free by paying a price." Our 'Lord took upon Himself 
the form of flesh and experienced all our trials, thus 
qualifying Himself to pay the price. His own blood, to 
redeem them that were under the law. Redemption 



has been necessitated by man's inability to keep the 
law. The sentence for breaking the law is death. Man's 
only hope was that someone save him. Someone must 
pay for his sins if he is to live. Our Lord heard his 
cry; He came, and delivered him out of his bondage. 
The consequence is "that we might receive the adoption 
of sons." 

"Adoption" means "placing as a son" and has refer- 
ence to position more than to relationship. 

The act of adoption was frequent among the ancient 
Hebrews, Greeks and Romans. It was the act by which 
a person, usually a child, was taken out of one family 
and incorporated into another, thus becoming the son 
and heir of the adoptor. Such is the position of one 
who accepts Christ's work of redemption. He becomes 
"a son of God and if a son, then an heir of God through 
Christ" (Gal. 4:7). 

How could Paul pack so much into a few words? An 
examination of the occasion gives us the answer. Paul's 
concern for these Galatian brethren is' deep. Why? 
These are they who received the Apostle "as if he had 
been an angel," and, "if it had been possible would 
have plucked out their eyes and given them to him" 
(Gal. 4:14, 15). Moreover these fickle courageous, high- 
strung people received Paul's presentation of the cross 
cf Christ frankly and enthusiastically. Now they are 
falling easy prey into the hands of Judaizers, and 
turning back to the law. 

All around us today are the same pitiful and dis- 
couraging conditions. Modern Judaizers belittle the 
Grace of God which is ours when we accept Christ's 
work upon the cross where He poured out His blood 
for us. They tell us we must keep the commandments 
to keep saved — salvation by works — thus denying Pauls 
words, "A man is not justified by the works of the law, 
but by the faith of Jesus Christ, ... for by the works 
of the law shall no flesh be justified." Oh, if Christians 
could be convinced that Christ's work was sufficient. 

Paul recognized the need in his day. As Christians 
in our day are we convinced that God's grace is enough 
to keep us in His fold? As ministers of the Gospel do 
we, as Paul did, recognize the perverted gospel which, 
according to Paul, is not a gospel at all? May God help 
us to present the Gospel of Grace plainly and forcefully. 
If grace is not our message, then we have no message. 



GIVE 

"Give, give, be always giving; 
Who gives not is not living. 

The more you give. 

The more you live. 
Give strength, give thought, give deeds, give pelf. 
Give love, give tears, and give thyself. 

Who gives not is not living. 

The more we give. 

The more we live." 



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The 

Beginning 
Of Sorrows 

(A Radio Message) 




By Rev. R. E. Gingrich, pastor of First Brethren 
Church Akron, Ohio 

This Is Article VI in a series of Radio iVIessages by Rev. Gingrich. The 
last article was published In the January 20, 1945 Herald. 

After Jesus had set forth global war, famine, pest- 
ilences, and earthtjuakes as signs of His coining and of 
the end of the age, thus answering the question dealing 
with that problem asked by His disciples. He then said, 
"All these are the beginning of sorrows" (Matthew 
24:8). Now the literal rendering of the expression, 
"beginning of sorrows" in the Greek, is "beginning of 
birth-pangs." That would be indeed a strange state- 
ment for our Lord to make if we did not consider it 
in the light of associated passages of Scripture. This 
we shall now do, under the title of: 
5a. Anti-Semitism as a Sign of Our Lord's Return 

We must bear in mind that Jesus Christ was speak- 
ing directly to Jews, not Gentiles, when He set forth 
these signs. The expression appearing in Matthew 
24:8 must definitely be understood in relation to that 
fact: "All these are the beginning of birth-pangs." 
The Jewish mind knew full well the significance of the 
expression, and so do we. Wliat did it signify? 

Consider with me a passage appearing in Isaiah 66 : 8, 
"Who hath heard such a thing? Who hath seen such 
a thing? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one 
day? or shall a nation be bom at once? for as soon as 
Zion travailed, she brought forth her children." An 
analysis of this passage, together with its context, will 
reveal that it is dealing with the travail of Zion and 
the birth of her children that shall constitute a nation. 
So rapid and sudden is this travail of Zion and birth of 
the nation that it is set forth as an unprecedented 
event. Then this nation, born so suddenly and im- 
usually of Zion, enters her millennial glory, and the 
center of the national glory is Jerujalem. Note with 
us the admonition appearing in verse 10 and following, 
"Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all 
ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that 
mourn for her: That ye may suck, and be satisfied with 
the breasts of her consolations; that ye may milk out, 
and be delighted with the abundance of her glory. For 
thus saith the Lord, Behold I will extend peace to her 
like a river, and the glory of the Gentiles like a flow- 
ing stream: then shall ye suck, ye shall be borne upon 
her sides, and be dandled upon her knees." We are 
herein told that this nation, born in a day, shall bring 
consolation and blessing to the Gentile nations of that 
age. It is a millennial picture. 

But, friends, let us take note that before the birth 
of the children and the attending joy and glory, come 



the birth-pangs, the season of travail. Did not Jesus 
Himself point that truth out in graphic portrayal in 
His answer to His troubled disciples? Global war, 
famines, pestilences, and earthquakes, appearing in 
such intensified form that they surpass anything 
hitherto seen, and in approximate simultaneous action, 
are "the beginning of the birtii-pangs" that shall issue 
is Israel's national new birth (Ezek. 36:23-38). 

When these birth-pangs begin, so declared our Lord 
tc Israel, "then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, 
and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all na- 
tions for my name's sake." The world agony of Israel 
'began with the advent of the violent anti-Semetic 
Reichfuehrer, Adolf Hitler, who stepped into full power 
in Germany on March 5, 1933. From that day, wave 
after wave of anti-Semetic hatred, starting in Ger- 
many, has rolled out over the nations of the whole 
earth. It is admitted that at no period since the 
prophecy was uttered by our Lord have so great 'sor- 
rows' engulfed the 'brethren' of Jesus as the 'sorrows' 
they have known since the German Jewbaiter began to 
breathe forth his sulfuric hatred of all Israel, (LIGHT 
FROM BIBLE PROPHECY by Dr. Louis. S. Bauman). 

The skeptic and scoffer may reply to this presenta- 
tion, "Is this not only a recurrence of that which had 
been so often before? Do not 'all things continue as 
they were from the beginning of the creation?' " To 
such we reply, "Not so! Heretofore when Israel was 
persecuted in one nation some other nation offered her 
a haven. Today, she is literally a vagabond upon all 
the face of the earth. No welcoming hand stretched 
forth to help her, she is unwanted and unloved on 
every continent and isle of the sea. 

No, it has never been thus before ! The international 
blockade is against the race that introduced us to a 
living God, that gave us our Saviour, that penned for 
us the holy Bible, and of whom the Master Himself 
said, "Salvation is of the Jews" (John 4:22). Why is it 
thus? The spirit of anti-Christ is abroad on the face of 
the whole earth. Satan, unable to kill the Man-chiid 
born to Israel over 1900 years ago, waxes fierce in his 
hatred of that sun-clad women of Rev. 12 who gave 
birth to that Man-child. Fiercer and fiercer will his 
anger become, until, as the curtain descends upon his 
vicious career, he shall seek to exterminate the people 
who gave us our Saviour. 

But he shall not succeed, for just when all hope 
seems gone, and Israel's sun appears set, she shall cry 
out in her agony to God, and Messiah shall come forth 
out of Zion; He shall utter His voice and the nations 
shall tremble; he shall smite them with the rod of 
his mouth and they shall fall and shall not rise. Then 
it is that the prophecy of Isaiah shall be fulfilled. In 
that day the remnant of Israel's house, returned to 
Abraham's homeland unconverted, shall look upon Him 
whom they have pierced; they shall say unto Him, 
"Whence are these wounds in thine hands?" He shall 
answer, "Those with which I was wounded in the house 
of my friends" (Zech. 13:6). And they shall weep be- 
cause of the realization that He once appeared to save 
them, and us, from sin, but was rejected. "He came 
unto his own, and his own received him not. But as 



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CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOR 
DEPARTMENT 



1000 POINTS 

Yes, your local society can gain 1000 points toward 
your 10,000 point yearly goal— just be sure that the 
goals for the winter quarter, December, January, 
February, are met. Time is short — by the time you 
receive this word the quarter will be about over. Get 
that goal report back to the national secretary and 
that foreign offering to the national treasurer. Thanks 
for the fine way you Brethren Endeavorers have ad- 
opted and are pushing our new programs. 



PROGRAM FOR MARCH 18, 1945 
By Kenneth B. Ashman 

Subject— BRETHREN STUDENT LIFE VOLUNTEERS 

Scripture — 1 Cor. 6:9-20 

Purpose— To expose the lesson of presentation of self 
to the Lord found in these verses. To make known the 
vvork of the B. S. L. V. among our Brethren young 
people. To lead others to full surrender unto Him. 
Suggestions to the Leader— (The leader of this discus- 
sion should be a BSLV member if possible, at least 
one who has fully surrendered to Christ) . Your pastor 
has a list of B.S.L.V. members from your Church. 
Secure the names from him and use them for this 
service. Our Scripture calls for definite presentation 
of self to Him because "ye are not our own." Make this 
discussion deeply spiritual, leading to consecration o; 
life. Suggest to the pastor that he might follow the 
inspiration of the C. E. service with a definite call for 
public decisions in the following worship service. 

Topic One — "WE WERE— WE ARE" 

Text- 1 Cor. 6:9-11. 

Question — What happened to us when we were savedv 

Note the contrast in these verses: 

1. What we were — before we believed — vs. 9, 10. 

2. What we are — since we have believed — vs. 11. 

a. We are washed — by Christ — solving the prob- 
lem of sin. 

b. We are , justified— by. God— stopping tne 
punishment of sin. 

c. We are sanctified— by the Spirit — suppressing 
the power of sin. 

3. Therefore, since the triune Godhead has been 
busily engaged in our salvation, they rightfully become 
the owners of our lives — "ye are not our own." 

Topic Two— "THE QUESTION OF CHRISTIAN LIB- 
ERTY" 
Text^l Cor. 6:12, 13. 

Question— What happens to our Christian liberty when 
we admit that "ye are not our own?" That liberty to 
act at will is not destroyed nor removed, it is given a 



new direction— toward Godliness. Point out the fol- 
lowing : 

1. We exercise our liberty with expedience — vs. 12a; 
1 Cor. 9:24-27. 

2. We exercise our liberty with caution — vs. 12b; 
A seemingly innocent liberty, indulged in, soon becomes 
a master over us and liberty is gone. 

3. We exercise our liberty with wisdom — vs. 13; 
Since the body of a Christian hath been purified, he 
being a new creature, the exercise of sinful liberties be- 
comes unnatural, the true Christian refraining there- 
from. See vs. 15-18. 

Topic Three— "YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN!" 
Text— 1 Cor. 6:19, 20 

Question — Why should we surrender wholly unto tne 
Godhead? These verses are the conclusion to Paul's 
thinking in the chapter. In your discussion emphasize 
the claim of the Godhead upon our lives, because: 

1. We are Christ's property — He has purified 
(bought) us. 

2. We are God's new creation — He has justified us.J 

3. We are the Spirit's temple— He has sanctified us. 
Therefore — vs. 20. 

Leader— Point out that the B. S. L. V. is a fellowship of j 
those who have come to a knowledge of the above 
Scriptures and have yielded themselves unto the Lor| 
in full surrender. Read the B. S. L. V. pledge, on yoi; 
goal chart, asking all who will, to thus pledge theii 
lives unto the Lord. Names of those who respond 
should be sent to the National B. S. L. V. Superintend- 
ent. 



UNRATIONED 

There's no rationing of God's grace; 
No blackout of the Holy Place; 
No coupons needed when you pray; 
No taxes over love hold sway; 
No priorities on God's power; 
No limit when His blessings shower; 
No shortage in God's Word is found; 
No one on faith has set a bound; 
No truth is interfered by quota; 
Joy is not cut, no, not one iota. 
While free for whosoever will. 
The celansing fount is flowing still; 
So why should we disgruntled be 
By shortages of meat and tea. 
When of the things that really last 
The world's supply is growing fast? 

— ^Buena Vista, Virginia bulletin. 



THE ASSOCIATE PASTOR received an interesting 
letter at Christmas time from his aunt, Mrs. W. D. 
Barrett of London, England, in which she wrote: 

"It was so nice to have news of dear Mr. and Mrs. 
Harkness, also Paul Peterson. We have happy mem- 
ories of their visit to us. It has also been a real joy and 
privilege to meet Orville Lorenz and Sammy Waldron 
(son of Mrs. Ralph Rambo) ; two of God's gentlemen; 
and trust we may have the pleasure of seeing them 
again before they return to America, please God!"— 
Bulletin — ^First Brethren, Long Beach. 



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Modified Profanity 

"But I say unto you, ttiat every idle word that men 
shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day 
of Judgment" (Matt. 12:36). And again, "If any man 
among you seem to be religious and bridleth not his 
tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's re- 
ligion is vain." 

Most of us have heard the story of the woman who 
went to her pastor and told him how she had spoken 
evil of her neighbors. He asked her to take a handful 
of feathers and scatter them to the winds. Having done 
this he told her to go and pick them all up again. This 
is impossible, she said; as they were scattered far and 
wide. So it is with evU words and bad language; once 
they are spoken they can never be recalled. 

When you say, "what the deuce" you are actually 
saying, "what the devil." (See Webster's New Interna- 
tional Dictionary) . "Dickens" is another expression for 
the devil. "Darn" according to Funk and Wagnali's 
Practical Dictionary means "to damn." Many people 
while in mental disturbance -have thoughtlessly been 
saying, "gosh," or, "gosh dam it," not always knowing 
they have been saying, "God damn it." Again, Webster 
defines "gosh" as a substitute of God in oaths. There- 
fore, if we use these terms, we are very definitely trans- 
gressing the second commandment, "Thou shalt not 
take the name of the Lord thy God in vain, for the Lord 
will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in 
vain." "Golly" is another term substituted by the pro- 
fane for God's name and is very definitely recognized 
by language authorities as meaning God. 

George Washington in his day denounced profanity 
and said: "The General is sorry to be informed that 
the foolish and wicked practice of profane cursing and 
swearing, a vice heretofore little known in an American 
army, is growing into fashion. He hopes the officers 
will, by example as well as influence, endeavor to checK 
it, and that both they and the men will reflect, that we 
can have little hope of the Blessing of Heaven on our 
arms, if we insult it by our impiety and folly." From 
a general order issued by General George Washington 
in New York, July, 1776— Exchange. One should no 
more think of treating the divine name of God dis- 
respectfully than one would of dragging his Country's 
Flag along the filthy streets. 

"Gee" commonly thought of as slang, is listed in 
Webster's Dictionary with a capital letter and said to 
be a form of Jesus used in minced oaths. Men who are 
authorities on etymology have traced these words to 
their origin. All disputes can be settled by consulting 
good dictionaries. 
A friend in California told me that swearing would 
, release mental tension and nervousness while under 
pressure. Now if bad language relieves mental dis- 
turbances, good words and language ought to do it more 
effectively. Why not try it next time? You may ask 
me, "What then should I say if I can't use any of these 
irreverent terms?" "Listen, there are over 400,000 words 
in the English language and I dare assert that ninety- 



TnnrrriroiroTnrBiroTSTrrrinroir^^ 

By Allen Fast 

five per cent of them would be safe to have on your 
lips when you are dying. 

Acts' 3:17— "And now, brethren, I wot that through 
ignorance ye did it." We trust that very few have been 
guUty of presumptuous sin, and therefore we hope 
and pray that this little ray of light on the subject 
may help many to reverence the name of the Lord 
Jesus Christ. But someone exclaims, "I don't mean it 
that way when I use those terms." I gladly grant that 
very few mean it that way. However, whether we dress 
it up in Sunday clothes or speak plainly, it is taking 
the Lord's name in vain or using language which will 
harm the Christian's Testimony. "Doth the fountain - 
send forth from the same opening sweet water and 
bitter?" (James 3:11 R.V.) 



OUT OF THIS LIFE 

Out of this life I shall never take 
Things of silver and gold I make. 
All I cherish and hoard away 
After I leave, on this earth must stay. 
Though I call it mine and boast its worth, 
To hang on the wall, I must leave it there. 
Thought I call it mine and boast its worth, 
I must give it up when I leave this earth. 
All that I gather and all that I keep 
I must leave behind when I fall asleep. 
And I wonder often what I shall own 
In that other hfe when I pass alone. 
What shall they find and what shall they see 
In the soul that answers the call for me? 
Shall the great judge learn, when my task is 

through, 
That my spirit has gathered some riches, too? 
Or shall at last it be mine to find 
That all I had worked for I'd left behind? 

— Author not known. 



'7/te J2e^fi*u^ o/ £o^iAanAd 

(Continued from page 103) 
many as received him, to them gave he power to be- 
come the sons of God, even to them that believed on 
His name" (John 1:11-12). Then Israel shall receive 
lier Messiah and the nation shall be born in a day, an 
unprecedented thing, but true, praise God. 

Friends, the rising tide of anti-Semitism speaks to 
us of the coming of our Lord. Surely, in the light of 
these things, His coming draweth nigh. To you who 
are hidden in Him because of Calvary that day will 
come as the fulfillment of your hopes, your dreams, 
your longings, the end of your suffering, the goal of 
your faith. Not so, however, to you who still groan 
beneath the load of your sins. His coming will be a day 
of wrath, and terror, and destruction from His pres- 
ence from which no remedy will then be available. 
Receive him now, just as you are, and all will be well. 



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BRETHREN HOME MISSIONS COUNCIL, INC. 
FINANCIAL REPORT 

NOVEMBER 

E. Melba Singley. Portis. Kansas $ 1.00 

W. R. Bonemous, Chaj-leston S. C 5.00 

Mrs. N; Barnhisel, Santa Monica, Calif 7^00 

Mrs. Ralph V. Aspinwall. Freeport, 111 25.00 

Doris V. Bunch, Lakeville, Ind lO.UO 

Mrs. Delia Plummer, Lakeville. Ind 30.00 

Eftie Agnes Senseumn, Tipp City, Ohio .... 10.00 

Mrs. Lydia R. Dawson, Marion, Ind. . .' 20.00 

National Womans Missionary Council 1172.45 

Mrs. Vesta Cobb, Belt, Mont 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Miller, Shannon, 111 25.00 

Portis Brethren Church, Portis, Kansas 

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Doolittle 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clay Doolittle (Kentucky) 25.00 

Associated Students of the Multnomah School 

of the BiWe 5.00 

Dr. and Mrs. J. W. TibbaLs. Panora, Iowa 45.00 

Edith R. Hall, Williamsport, Pa. (Kentucky) . . 5.00 

Mrs. Janie Palmer, Helena, Mont 10.00 

Mrs. Ben Weaver, Nappanee, Ind 5.00 

Total receipts for November $1,430.45 

DECEMBER 

Chestnut Ridge Sunday School, Amity, Pa 33. G8 

Mrs. Elmer StuU, North Liberty, Ind 5.00 

Ingersoli Olmsted, National City, Calif 5.00 

Mattie Miller, Twin Falls, Idaho 5.00 

Mary StuU, North Liberty, Ind 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Cheyenne, Wyo 211.00 

First Brethren Church, Camden, Ohio 

Rev. and Mrs. S. Lowman 35.00 

Opal Hardy 6.00 

Mr. Ervin Flora 5.00 

Mr. D. T. Cupp 5.00 

Sunday School 20.00 

Birthday Offerings 14.00 

Dorcas Society 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Flick (Evang.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mre. G. Hickman (Evang.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. Flora (Evang. ) 5.00 

Mrs. Vivian Dane 5.20 

Miso 16.80 

132.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph FUckiaiger, Lanark, III 150.00 

Nellie Kistner, Morrill, Kansas 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Danviile, Ohio 

Mrs. Hugh Banbury and daughter 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Conard 125.00 

Dorcas Conard 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Boas Mogers 50.00 

Robert Makers 5.00 

Wilma and Nellie Magers 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Basil MoElory 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Folman 25.00 

Mrs. Molhe Sherman 5.00 

Mrs. Sinia Wheaton 5.00 \ 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Winteninger 5.00 

Carl Wolfoid 10.00 

L. A. Wolford 20.00 

Gifts less than five dollars 7.00 

39T 00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Long, Waterloo, la 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Francis L. Royer, Morrill, Kans. 25,00 

Suzanne Royer 5.00 

Edith B. Hall, WUllamsport, Pa. (Kentucky) . . 2.00 

Brethren Students of Bob Jones College 

Grace Allahouse 5.00 

Isabel Fraser 2.00 

Ruth Grust 1.00 

Mr. and Mis. Robert W. Hill (Osceola) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Howard 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. True L. Hunt (Osceola) 15.00 

Lester Kennedy 5.00 

Margaret Lord 2.50 

Barbara and Patricia Simmons 4.00 

51. .iO 
First Brethren Church, Wadsworth, Ohio 

ilr. and Mrs. Melvin Walter 14,00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde J. Rodgers 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Keyser 9.00 

Mrs. Walter Leatherman 5]oo 

Mrs. A. H. Young l.Oo 

39.00 
Sidney Brethren Church, Sidney, Ind. 

Cliftord L. Sellers and family 10,00 

Richard Sellers 15.*00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sisk , , 6^00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Heckman 6^00 

Sliss Enid Heckman lo!oO 

William Boyer l!oO 

Mrs. Minnie Miller [ 2^00 

Mrs. Grace Sellers 2000 

iliw '.'.'.'.'.'.'.. l!oO 



Sidney Brethren Church, (fop work not under the Council) 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Sick (G. E. DrushaU) 5 00 

Mrs. Grace Sellers (Mildred Kuntz) 10.00 

Mrs. Barbara Musser, Nappanee, Ind 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Prichard, Falls City, Keb. 

Mr. and Mrs. 3. H. Crush, FaUs City, Neb 

Mrs. Amelia Kimmel, Falls City, Neb 

Dessie il. Hanna, Milhdgeville. Ill 

Winona Lake Brethren Church, Winona Lake, Ind. 

Prof, and Mrs. J. M. Aeby (South Bend) 25.00 

Marvin Goodman, Jr 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Homer '...'.'.'.'.'.'.'..''. 500 

Dr. and Mrs. A. J. MoClain 25 00 

Ruth E. Reddick ' ' ' {^q 

Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Miller ' ' 10 00 

MJSc . 



6.00 
20.00 
20.00 

1.00 
35.00 



First Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio, (Special 
offering for Middletown) 

Mrs. Anna Beeghly g qq 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Campbell 7^00 

Mrs. Emma Gearhart 1500 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Trissel .[.... .1 .. ' 1000 

Misc ■ a'nn 



First Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio, (Special 
offering fop N. Riverdaie) 

Mr. and Mrs. Owen E. Hacker 28 00 

Mis. W. C. Teeter and Grace Buck ' 500 

MSS" 5;50 

Mr. and Mrs. Micah HaU, Garwin, la 

Ciayhole Brethren Church, Clayhole, Ky. 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Austermaii 20 00 

Mrs. C. A. Hulburt '.'.'.'.'. lo!oO 

Rev. and Jlrs. SeweU Landrum .' ..'. 1000 

Ruth Marie Landrum '.'...'.'. 500 

Margaret Ann Landrum ...'.!.'.*!! 5*00 

Lois Kay Landrum • • • - k'qo 

Mrs. E. Paul Landrum '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'. 1200 

Pfc. Marion Landrum ■ ■ • • o'oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Mize Landrum . . . ' 2000 

Juaneta Lomly t' on 

Mrs. Maude Haddix '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.['.'.[[ loO 

Lyle Quisenberry ■ • ■ • ^'qq 

Lize Sampsel ^ ...\'.'. '. l '.'.'.'. '. 5'oo 

Mrs. George Sharenbrock in'nn 

Charles Hardin ; . ; 25 

Mabel Jean Hardin . . *oe 

W. H. Haidin 05 

?^ :;;:::::::: io:64 

Loose . „ 



Beaver City Brethren Church, Beaver City, Neb. 

Mrs. Emma Atwood 10.00 

Mr and Mrs. J. d. Ackerman s'oo 

Mrs. Harriet Baer 5*00 

Lucy M. Beeler 10.00 

Betty Lee Beeler 5*00 

Rev. and Mrs. H. J. Baerg 25^00 

Ida M. Canfield 17!oO 

Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Davis ... 7*50 

Tom Inman \'.'.'.'.'.'.'. [ '. 5:00 

HaroM Inman 8 00 

Myrtle Little ! . ! 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Larsen ...[[][.[.[ 10 00 

Anna Manley q'qq 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Miller 10.00 

Mrs. Viva Kitchens [ 500 

Mrs. Kenneth Nickerson ' ' 500 

Mr. G. B. and Helen Seibert 100*00 

Loose offering ' ' ' 2750 



.eon Brethren Church, Leon, la. 

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse P. Allred 500 

Miss Leona Benning * ' * 500 

Letha Bunch !!!!!["' 10*00 

Mrs. Adeline Chambers !.'.','! 1000 

Miss Imogene Frost ......'.'..'.'. 1000 

J. B. Larson 5 00 

Mrs. D. F. Manchester '.'...'.'.'.'.'. 5 oo 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Newhn 1000 

Martin E. Newlin, Jr !!!'.!* 500 

Mrs. Odessa Piercy !!![!! 500 

Miss Maurine Perks !!.'!'."* 500 

Roscoe Scott !!!'.!!]** 5*00 

Rev. and Mrs. Taber oK'nn 

Rose Taber "'k'XX 

Helen Taber g'Xn 

Bettie Taber Kn^ 

Sunday School r'VV 

Birthday Offering , ?ft« 

c^"--^ ::::::::::::::; 8^:30 



69.00 Edith R. Hall. WiMamaport. Pa. (Kentucky) 

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Grace Brethren Church, Fremont, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Gonavein ^nnn 

Mrs. Oliver Winters Unn 

Mr. and Mrs. Iver Harland „„„„ 

Rev. and Mrs. E. D. Culver 20.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Fred Hague , ok 

Sue Ester WeUel l-i° 

Gladys MlUer «-^" 

Mrs. Jesse Hoffman "-"JJ 

Mrs. Claude Hoffman 0"» 

Miriam Moyer "•"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Moyer »■"" 

Edna Teets "■"" 

Mrs. T. W. Price "•"" 

Mrs. Ernest Wolfe ?•"" 

Mr. and Mrs, Carl Brooks »•"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ash ^-J"" 

Mr. and Mrs. John Comeskey ioko 

Adult Class k'^R 

CMldren's Dept °i,° 

Misc ^^■■"' 



23'!. ( 



MoKee Brethren Church, IWcKee, Pa. (Entire offering 
designated for some new work) 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Van Orman \%'nn 

Sunday School JX'nn 

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Westman ^nn 

Jr. Girls Class l-'i'i 

Sunshine Class °°" 

King's Daughters Class »-°» 

Beginners Class "•"" 

Boys Primary Class ^-"^ 

Elmer Aungst °-"" 

Bay Mck ?■"" 

Mrs. Alva Home fi" 

Dolores Wertman i^'"" 

Misc ^•"" 

85. GO 

Byersdale Brethren Church, Baden, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Ldnk 2nn 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester R. Claycomb o.uu 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Matula ^-"[J 

Mr. Bud Meales |-"" 

Mdsc 'J___^-L_ 

132.10 

Clayton Brethren Church, Clayton, Ohio , 

Miss LilUe Landis innn 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Loffman ^n'nn 

Mr. and Mis. W. P. B. Shank too 

EUzabeth Siefer an nn 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Siefer 5 00 

Nancy Siefer , _•„. 

Mrs. Ruth Waymire ■^^•"" 

Misa Susan Wysong J-" 

Mrs. Emma Weaver "■"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Beryl Whiting i.'nn 

Mr. Ira J. Shank "■"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Huddleston i nnn 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Zeisert J"-"" 

Men and Women Bible Class ■ • J^"-"" 

148.00 

Portis Brethren Church, Portls, Kans. oi i c 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Davis ■ • • ; : T J -n 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul Davis (U. S. War Bond) I8.0O 

Mr. and Mrs. T. R. Monroe and Bobhy tn nn 

Mr. and Mis. D. E. Brumbaugh 9Knn 

Mrs. Bertha Disney o-'nn 

Mr. Charlie KnoU Tnnn 

Belle Thompson ^nnn 

Mis. Etta Smith -no 

Mrs. Ira AngeU (Mission Point) ^u" 

Mr. Clarence Akens ^-"J; 

Mrs. Beulah RatUff and Dorcas ^-"^ 

Mr. and Mrs. Walt Bodge and Marlyn '•"" 

Misses Maggie and Emma Peterson 102? 

Third Year Juniors 5 00 

Primary Cla3s • - ; g;^;, 

Berean Class 1 7 oq 

• Gifts less than five dollars -^'-^o 231.65 

plus War Bond 18.50 

Pleasant Grove Brethren Church, North English, la. 

WiUiam H. Faas »•"" 

Russel Herdhcpa • „ 

Mr. and Mrs. Cloir Faas ?■"" 

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cram =■"» 

Mr. and Mrs. Eruin Lortz :["•"" 

Mt. and Mrs. Guy Miller !»•"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Alien Fast o-"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller lo-"" 

A Friend ^n nn 

Mr. and Mrs. John Myers -nn 

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Erteld =■"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Erteld SO.OU 

Mr. and Mrs. Burdetta Lortz t'nn 

Gail and Winnie Davis °-)'" 

Fred Smith ■■ -i""" 

EateUe Myers (Portable church) ■ • "''•"'' 

228.00 



Firestone Park Brethren Church, Akron, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. T. Parker 700 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Black 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Joy 10-00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Wallace 50.00 

Mrs. Russel Rymer 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Washburn 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. Parker 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Hoyt 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. Hayes 20.00 

Mrs. Sarah Brown 2.00 

Morrill Brethren Church, Morrill, Kans. 

Mrs. Effie ElUott 

Grace Brethren Church, Roann, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Albitz 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Baker 20.00 

Mr. and Mis. Charles Baker 5.00 

Mrs. Ores Flora 5.00 

Mis. Elsie G. Fisher (Evang.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Hood 40.00 

Ethel M. Flora 1.00 

First Brethren Church, Cleveland, Ohio 

JANUARY 

MiB. Irvin Phillips, Nappanee, Ind 

AnnabeUe Philhps, Nappanee, Ind 

Bob Jones College Students, (additional) .... 

Fremont Avenue Brethren Church, South Pasadena, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Adams (East Pasadena) .... 100.00 

Betty Adams (East Pasadena) 5.00 

Louise Adams (East Pasadena) 5.00 

Albert Bigler 20.00 

Don Bishop 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Bradshaw 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Brady 15.00 

H. S. Crawford (East Pasadena) 10.00 

A. L. Flory 25.00 

B. B. Frick 5.00 

E. W. Fuelling (East Pasadena) 5.00 

Mrs. E. W. Fuelling (East Pasadena) 5.00 

Vonda Lee FuelUng (East Pasadena) 5.00 

Donald Fuelling (East Pasadena) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilham J. Garber 75.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Haugh 50.00 

Mrs. Mae Kendall 5.00 

Rev. C. W. Mayes and family 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. McKinley 50.00 

A Member (East Pasadena) 30. OW 

Sachs family 5.00 

Miss Adda Saylor 10.00 

Miss Lucie Saylor 5.00 

O. E 35.00 

Misc. . .' 77.80 

First Brethren Church, Clay City, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Oberholtzer (Evang.) 50.00 

Sunday School 15-00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Hossman 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth B. Rentschler (Indianapolis) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John J. Luther 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Megenhardt 10.00 

Christian Home Builders Class . . . .^ 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. C. Roush 7.00 

Ever Welcome Class 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Hayman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Cooprider (Evang.) 5.00 

C. U. KUngler 1-00 

Goldia Sills (Indianapohs) 1-00 

Bessie Long 1-00 

Maletta M. Leohr 1-00 

Peaceful Workers Class 1-00 

Miso. 1-75 

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Leohr 5.00 

Friendship Bible Class 5-00 

Martha E. Chillson and Norma G. Keiser 5.00 

Lois K. Long (Evang. ) ■ • • 300 

First Brethren Church, Dallas Center, Iowa 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Becker 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Carter ?5'?2 

Eev and Mrs. James S. Cook and David 15.00 

Mrs. Ida Good ".00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Gring 5„„I; 

Mr. and Mrs. Noah Hawbaker Tn on 

Mr. and Mis. Gtenn Hoover J„ nS 

Mr. and Mrs. I. R. Kilgore 10-00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Morgan ?'n„ 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Randall 5.00 

Esther Jane Randall (Evang.) ^-00 

Mrs. Mary Robinson „i'nn 

Mr. and Mis. Charies A. Royer innn 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Supan -"•"" 

Mrs. J. Lloyd Wenger '•"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Wineland and sons o-U" 

Junior Sunday School '■"" 

Senior Sisterhood v ^'^^ 

Misc ' ' ' 



151.00 
10.00 



5.00 
3.00 
1.00 



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First Brethren Church, Canton^ Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Beacliy 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Bechtel 15.00 

Miss Opal Bechtel 10.00 

Mrs. Evelyn Bell and Bobby 27.00 

Miss Vickie Boboltz 5.00 

Winiam Brothers 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Crawford 10.00 

Mrs. J. DuBar and Jules 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Guittar 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Heaston 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson 7.00 

Mrs. A. B. Klddar 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Knop, St 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lape 10.00 

Miss June Mareh 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George MeJser 15.00 

Mrs. Clara Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Rice and Donald Jr 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Smith 5.00 

Mt. and Mrs. R. B. .Smith 25.00 

Miss Vina Snyder 5.00 

Thomas M. Stump 25.00 

Margaret Sutek 5.00 

Don and Normadean Heaston 10.00 

Bev. and Mrs. R. D. Crees 10.00 

Thomas Himes family 10.00 

Kuth Himes °00 

Geraldine Rice 5-00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Myers 10.00 

SenioT S. M. M 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Hall (WadswortU) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Kejgiolds 6.00 

Senior W. M. C 5-00 

Misc ■ 84.10 

Clayton Brethren Church, Clayton, Ohio (additional) 

Jliss June Bonser (Byersdale) 

Mrs. Nellie Wambold, Goshen, Ind 

Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Buckland, Cakland, Oahf. 
Mr. R. R. Boon. Durham, Calif 

Summit Mills Brethren Church, Summit lyillls, Pa, 

Mr. and Mrs. Artur Ldchty 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Brenneman (ByersJale) 5.00 

Fred Baker (Byersdale) 5.00 

Mrs. Ruth McKenzie 5.00 

Ethel V. Pirl (Byeradale) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Keim family (Byersda.e) .... 30.00 

Mrs. Mary W. Yoder (Byersdale) 7.20 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Grew family (Byersdale! 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Fike 7.0U 

Mr. Frank J. Fike 5.00 

Mary Emma Miller (Byersdale) 5.00 

Mrs. Ellen Hennings family (Byersdale) 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Furl family (Byersdale) IG.OO 

Mr. and Mrs. Mahlon Yoder family 30.00 

Leona E. Pirl (Byresilale) 33.58 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Swearman 10.00 

Rev. Kenneth Ashman (Byersdale) 5.00 

Carl E. Firl 5-00 

Mrs. Russell Yoder (Byersdale) 7.05 

Mr. H. S. MUler (Byersdale) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brenneman (Byersdale) 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Firl family 10.00 

Mrs. Homer Landeman family 15.84 

Mrs. Ralph Nicholson family 19.00 

Mrs. Galen Pack and daughter 7.00 

Mr. Bill Yoder 5.00 

Mrs. Paul Tresel and son - ■ - ■ --83 

Mary Jane Miller 2.00 

Mrs. Ida Pirl 2.00 

Mary O. Firl and daughter 4.00 

Urias Pirl (Byersdale) 4.00 

Mrs. Addie Witt 2.00 

Ella Mae Miller 2.00 

Shirley Imhof l-4<» 

Sunday School (Byer.jda.e) 3.70 

Misc. (Byersdale) 1.40 



Harrah Brethren Church, Harrah, Wash, 

Mrs. Delia Coulson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Burdette Fishnr 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Labbee 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Lindblad 50.00 

Mrs. Faye Helterbrand 20.00 

A. O. Orchard 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. C. G. Morrill 10.00 

Mrs. Victoria Pickett 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Early ' 9.00 

Mr. and Mis. Harry Parton 35.00 

Neil Paden 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Stover 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Stover 25.00 

Mt. and Mrs. Mark Williams 25.00 

Anonymous 10.00 

Anonymous 20.00 

Mrs. O. P. West, Sr. (tSpokane) 5.00 

Mrs. Effie Stover 25,00 

Mr, and Mrs. Frank Cunningham 10.00 

Misc 7.87 



5.00 
25.00 
50.00 
12.00 



Conemaugh Brethren Church, Conemaugh, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Anthony 100 00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. BralUer 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. O. Byers 20.00 

Mrs. Ida Barkhimer 5.00 

J. A. Bennett 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Custer 5o!oO 

Mrs. B. B. Dick (Winchester) 10.00 

Stanford Dick (Winchester) g.oo 

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Ford 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. E. Faust 5.00 

Mrs. George D. Ford . 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. J. L. Gingrich 25.00 

Mrs. Ellen Grove 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. WilUam P. Gillespie ............ 5^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Hunt (Winchester) 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Hunt 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hunt lo!oo 

Mrs. P. R. Knepper 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Killen 2o!oO 

Mrs. Earl Knavel 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Plunk 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Plunk and Dorothy 25^00 

Mr. and Mrs. R, W. Reighard 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 6. I. Rdbblett 10.00 

Mrs. J. H. Reighard 10.00 

Grover Snyder 50.00 

Rose Snyder - 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgar B. Simmons 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Simmons 10.00 

Robert E. Sigg 5 oo 

F. B. Stutzmau 10.00 

Mrs. M. J. Stinson o'oo 

Mrs. Howard Womer 50.00 

Mrs. Ida Yeager 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Yeager, Sr 5^00 

Florence Gribble Class 50.00 

Daughters of Zion Class 8.55 

Sunday School 50 00 

Senior C. E .' i sIqo 

Congregation 143.35 

Gifts less than five dollars 18.00 

Third Brethren Church, Philadelphia, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Buchter 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Emhart 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Shaw 5o!oO 

Bothwell family 50.00 

Jacob MuUer 40.00 

Mrs. Steftler's Sunday School Class . . . . 35^00 

Young People's C. E 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Welte 30.00 

Mildred Emhart 30.00 

Senior C. B 25!oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Phihp T. Pfaff 25.00 

Mr. and Mre. P. Haines 25.00 

Woman's Missionary Council 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Kolb 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Horst 25.00 

Harol Vassey 25 00 

Woman's lYiendly Bible Class 25.00 

Mrs. Joyce L. Rohrer 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Upright 20.00 

Mr. Hugh McNeill 20.00 

Mrs. J. Gault 20.00 

Hev. and Mrs. W. A. Steffler 2o!o0 

Mr. and Mi-s. Kenneth R. Kohler 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Phihp Pfaff 15.00 

S. O. S. Sunday School Class 15.00 

Mrs. Clara Emhart's Class (N. Riverdale) 15.00 

Beginners Dept 13.00 

-Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Smith 10.00 

I. H. S. Sunday School Class 10.00 

Mrs. Ruth Wise's Class 10.00 

Mrs. Louise Kessler 10.00 

Senior Sisterhood 10.00 

Junior C. E 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Kalesse 10.00 

Mrs. Carohne Marshall 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Amey 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. Anthony 10.00 

Ruth Deitz and Ralph Burns 10.00 

Harry W. Emhart 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne C. Jones 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Struth 10.00 

Florence E. Mayr 8.00 

Cradle Roll Dept 7.00 

Sarah E. Romig 7. 00 

Mildred Horse's Class 7.00 

Laymen's Organization 5.00 

Mr. K. Kohler's Class 5.00 

Mrs. Irene Romig 6.00 

Barbara Kolb 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Lyday 5.00 

Paul D. Anthony 6.00 

Helen Marie Buchter 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Wilkey 5.00 

Mrs. Ethel Whiteside 5.00 

Mrs. E. Frey 6.00 

Mr, and Mrs. John Bauers 6.00 

Lt. and Mrs. W. T. Schwartz 5.00 

Chrissie Dunyan 6.00 

Mrs. H. Edelmann 5.00 

Pvt. and Mrs. John Burns 5.00 

Misc 214.83 



108 



FEBRUARY 17, 1945 



Grace Brethren Church, Sharpsvllle, Ind. 

Mrs. Henry DeL ns ?■"" 

Martha Stubcr °-"" 

^enie Stuber ■ |;«^ 

Misc 



Grace Brethren Church, Indianapolis, Ind. o- „n 

Mr and- Mrs. K. H. Aeby (Indianapolis and Gen.) 60.UU 
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Black (Indianapolis and Gen.) 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Cliarles Henderson (Indianapolis) .... 3.00 

Sara Lynne DoweU (Indianapolis) --55 

Mrs. O. Engle (Indianapolis) -•"" 

Peggy Ann Black (Indianapolis) -■"" 

Eev. and Mrs. Herbert ColUngndge '■"" 

Clearbrok Brethren Church, Roanoke, Va. 

Mrs. Isles Minnie ■°'i 

Mr. G. D. Donahue ^"^ 

Goldie Hurt }■"" 

Daisy Calhoim J^"" 

Kathleen Campbell ^•"" 

Margaret Calhoun ?■"" 

G. W. Hall ^"^ 

Frank Campbell |-^JJ 

First Brethren Church, Altoona, Pa. _ 

Eev. and Mrs. Raymond Blood ,••■■■; -„„„ 

Mr. and Mrs. WilUam Walters (Clayhole and Gen.) oO.OO 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kitting tn'-n 

Regina Kitting j"-°" 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Sorge -*■=" 

Mr and Mrs. Harold Stultz (Byersdale) " „ 

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. MoQuade (Evan.', and Gen.) 17.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Flick (Byeradale) Ib-OO 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Miller 15.50 

Mrs. Clara Newman (Byersdale) ii nn 

Effie Newman (Byersdale) ,077 

Bible School (Byersdale) Jonn 

Mr and Mrs. Gochnour (Byersdale) „„„ 

Miss Mae Smith (Olayhole) 10-00 

Miriam Johnson 1 V o- 

Mr. J. J. Wengert (Juniata and Gen.) „„ 

Mr. and Mrs. "WilHam Smith (Byersdale) „-ni\ 

Mr. John Shope (Byersdale) "o'nn 

Woodrow Newman (Byersdale) JOO 

Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Stombough ^-00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles GarUart (Evang. ) i.OO 

Mrs. Edith Johnson 9'f ^ 

Mrs. Veora Larson (Byersdale) a. 55 

Mr. and Mrs. John Enders (Byersdale) 5.00 

Mr. and Mis. Walter Schmelzler 5-00 

Woman's Misionary Workers 5-00 

Golden Rule Class "-"O 

Intermediate Christian Endeavor (Byersdale) .... o.UO 

.lunior Sisterhod (ByeKida.'e) oOO 

Senior Sisterhood (Clayho'.e) J-OO 

Mr. aid Mrs. S. J. Davis J-OO 

Men's Bible Class J-OO 

M.sc (Byersdale) ■ ■ *''-^^ 

Poptis Brethren Church, Portis, Kans. (additional) 

Mis. Elizabeth Saylor 5-00 

Mrs. Ed Wolf "00 

Grace Brethren Church, Flora, Ind, 

Ceoil Adams "-OO 

Rev. and Mrs. Don BarUett 2u.OO 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Catron 10.00 

Leon Chngenpeel (Clayhole) 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Crook 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester ¥iU 100.00 

Donald Fife 5-00 

Doris Fife 5-00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Dyson, Lynda and Marilyn Jean 100.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Melvin Fisher 75.00 

Robert Fisher 5,00 

Carl Flora 10,00 

Mabel Flora 50,17 

Roy Garrison 10,00 

C, T. Graham 5.00 

Angeline Hanna 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hanna 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. .4. Hendrlx 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Jackson 50.00 

Cpl. and Mrs. Charles Kingery 25.00 

Mildred Michael 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dalta Myer 100.00 

B. A. Myer : 50.00 

Mildred Mullendore 5.00 

Effie and Wayne Overholser 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Roskuski 10.00 

Sarah Roskuski 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Smith 15.00 

Mary M. Toler 5.00 

Mrs. Charles Walker 75.00 

Misc 279.07 



race Brethren Church, Hagerstown, Md, 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Angle il'oj 

Mrs. Andrew E. Auxt ii'in 

Mrs, Jane Annan }„ S„ 

Mr, and Mrs, Henry Bis 



10,00 

John Biser ^,00 

Elaine Benner 

Mr, and Mrs, W. S. Bostet 
Mrs. Ahce 



9.50 

38.00 

8.20 



Mr. and Mrs. Frank Baumgardner 68.00 

Mrs. Alena Cubboge 1?'^2 

Mr, and Mrs, W, E, Diebert and daughters 33,45 

Mr, and Mrs. H. G. Finfrock 25.20 

Mr. and Mrs. I. H. Green 14.50 

Rev. and Mrs. L. L. Grubb ^^°?,?, 

Mrs. Louie Grubb O-JJ" 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hershberger 31.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Hoover 13.25 

Josephine Hungate 19.50 

Mr. J. Merle Hopkins 40.50 

Mrs. L. E. Irving and children 15.75 

Jlr. and Mrs. Roy S. Long 14.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Calvin L. Miner 32.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. B. Mundey 7.25 

C. Frank Myers 60.25 

Mr. and Mrs. David F. Miner ' 40.00 

Friends 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Perry 34.00 

Mrs. Lottie Powell 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N. ^. Bottler 33.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Rock and daughter 10.57 

Mr and Mrs. Harold Riley and daughter 47.15 

Friends 58.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith and Patsy 14.50 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Shingleton and Jack 18.54 

Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Shank 20.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Max Spielman 9.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Stickler and Sonny 8.85 

Mr. and Mrs. L. Waldo Stonffer 29.00 

Mr. Hubert Stover 13.75 

Mrs. Lilhe Stover and Carrie 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor 41.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewalt 21.45 

Mr. and Mrs. Prank Wiles and daughter 30.85 

William P. Wiles 8.65 

Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Zello 56.76 

Mrs. Beulah Forkner 6.80 

Bible School 50.00 

Soul Seekers Bible Class 10.00 

.\dult C. E 50.00 

Senior Young People's C. E 10.00 

Young People's C. E., 5.00 

Gifts less than five dollars 55.15 



nvllle, Ohio, (additional) 



25.00 



First Brethren Church, Sunnyslde, Wash. 

F. E. Lacey l??'?? 

Mary Hostettler 

Mrs. Marie Graff 

Fay Reed 

Ralph Mowen 

John Eos 

Mrs. LilUan Cable .... 

Ella Marie Turner 10.00 

Cpl. O. H. Bussert 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. E. W. Reed 20,00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Nickel 10.00 

F. E. Dilling 5.00 

Mrs. Esther Keller 5.00 

Grace Green 5.00 

Edward E, Chapman (Gen. and Evang. ) l?-?? 

T. J. Antles 

I'^ed O'Neal 

Mrs. M. Hoffman 

Mrs. Grace Turner 

Mrs. C. E. Hansen 

E. A. Rose (Evang.) 

.Toyce L. Strout (Evang.) . 

Keith McDaniels 

Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Wright 

Mrs. Fred Whitfield 

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hadley 10.00 

Mrs. Clara M. Feurst (Gen. and Evang.) 25,00 

Joe Steringer 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs. John Pisher (Gen, and Evang.) 10.00 

Bessie Turner °9'59 

Mrs. N. E. Bridgman 5.00 

Mrs. Dora B. Kennedy J.OO 

Vera Eoderiok ,„!;„ 

Earl Murray 2'„„ 

C. H. Padgham 5.00 

Julian Ratajczak (Scripture) 
Mr, and Mrs, H. E. Walker 
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. FirestoUi 

Elsie Early (Evang. 1 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sharpe . . 

Mrs. Carl Brewster 

Mrs. John Weed (Gen.. Evang. 
W. G. Belcher 



10.00 



5.00 



5.00 

10.00 

10.00 

30.00 

5.00 

5.00 

10.00 

5,00 

5.00 

5.00 



5,00 

15,00 

10.00 

10.00 

20.00 

5.00 

Lit. ) 10.00 

75.00 

,: 5.00 

LeotTR. Walker i5'9? 

Mrs. E. Bowker 



114.75 



109 



THE^ BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



First Brethren Churchi Waynesboro, Pa. 

Lewis Aldridge 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Bearinger ' 25^00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Bearinger 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Scott W. Bingaman 10.00 

Mrs. Grace Boyer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cordell 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Cordell, Jr 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Creager ■ 5.00 

Mrs. F. B. Foster 5.00 

Mr. H. K. Ghearhart 25.00 

Miss Elsie Good 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Heefner 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Heefner 50.00 

Mrs. J. E. Kalter 5.00 

Mrs. John Kelly 5.00 

Mr. Robert Kesselring 5.00 

Mrs. Robert Kesselring 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Kleppinger 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Manns 10.00 

Rodney and Richard Manns 5.00 

Charles E. Martin 15^00 

Harry A. Miller 5*00 

Alice Ann Minnich 5.00 

Mrs. Lulu B. Minnich 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Minnich 25^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Preston Musselman 5.00 

Irene V. Oliver (Gen. and Evang. ) lo!oO 

Mr. Walter Oliver 5 00 

Mrs. Walter Oliver [[[[ 5."00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Peiffer 10.00 

Melvin Rock and family 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Rosenberger 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Sheeley 20.00 

D, C Sheeley 6.00 

Hj-patia Snider 10.00 

Mrs. Mamie Snider 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Stains 50]oO 

Dorothea Stains 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Sweeney 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John WoTlard 3o!oO 

Miss Hilda Tingling 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Tingling 15.00 

Wayne Toung 5*00 

Rev. and Mrs. C. S. Zimmerman 25 00 

Junior C. E 65!oO 

Intermediate C. E 6.00 

Young People's C. E .....]..[[.. 15^00 

Signal Lights 25 00 

W. M. C loioo 

J'unior W. M. C 25.00 

Junior Dept. of Sunday School [ 22*98 

Men's Bible Class ' ," . 25.00 

Friendship Class 5o!oO 

King's Daughters Class . . . . 38 41 

Sunday School Class No. 19 10.00 

Mrs. Minnich's Class 5^00 

Mrs. John Reiss Primary Class 5.59 

Philathea Class 51.15 

Mrs. Manns Primary Cl^sg 7.95 

Gifts less than five d3llars : . . . . IStIoI 

Yellow Creek Brethren Church 

Rev. B. H. Showalter. Palestine, W. Va 

Limestone Brethren Church. Limestone, Tenn. 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Armen trout 50.00 

Daryl Armentrout 5.00 

Lelia Arnold ' 25 00 

M. D. Arnold 25 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Brobeck . . .' [ 10.00 

L. H. Cartwright (Evang.) [[ 500 

Edith Cartwright 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Guinn 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Henry ... \ ..... 10 00 

Mrs. J. M. Mongold g'oo 

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. McCracken ... . 10 00 

Mary Pence ; j^-Qfj 

Mrs. R. H. KetteU IOqO 

W. E. Swinney 5 00 

Adult a E '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. loioo 

^^c g5(j 

First Brethren Church, Ankenytown, Ohio 

Mrs. Florence Bechtel 10 00 

Mr. Harry Bechtel 10 00 

Naomi Bechtel 10 00 

Reta Brubaker \ 10 00 

Tessa Brubaker 1200 

Rev. and Mrs. George E. Cone .....".......*"' 10 00 

George Cone, Jr K'nn 

Paul Cone '.'.'.'.'.'. 5 qq 

Mr. and Mrs. William Cook 5o"oo 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Curie innn 

Raymond Drushal ^nn 

Ronald Drushal ^'^n 

Mrs. Edna Guthrie ^onn 

Wayne Guthrie tnnn 

Edna Hardman ;:::;; l^^^ 

Richard Leedy ^ "0" 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Moses ^On 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Reed t'nn 

^^■^ :.:::::;;:: ITo 



1153.0!) 
65.12 
5.00 



Second Brethren Church, Los Angeles, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Adams 50 00 

Mrs. LuJu Adier " ' ' ' q'qq 

?r- , ''''\ l^""- °- ^- -^'''""a" ■.'■'■'■'■'■'■'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. ioo:oo 

Onaries Ashman, Jr 10 00 

George Baker ] 2000 

Mr. and Mra. A. Balzer .......... . .' .' ', .' .' ','.,', [ .' 125'oO 

Mrs. W. H. Beam i ^'nn 

Edward Beard ', ', Jg qq , 

Margaret Beard i n'nn 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Brown '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.['.['.'."' 4000 

Florence Bowhall " " " * oes'nn 

Clara Brown innn 

Troop Rrniun iW.UU 

Jesse urown 40 00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Brydon .... ao'oo 

Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Caldwell og'on 

Mildred Chesney ■ _ ' ' ' ' 5000 

Barbara ConkJe 3540 

Mr. and Mrs. V. P. Conkle ...'.'.'. 1 n'nn 

Mrs. J. L. Conner ^IH 

Minnie L. Conner g'^Q 

George Dworshak (Evang.) . . 15 00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Early . 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Earnst .... s'nn 

Mrs. Effie Paw g qq 

Mr. and Mis. D. FiUlon (Eyang. ) . in'nn 

Edrie Pmion ..qqq 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl FilHon 1000 

Gloria Pillion "0 00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Pillion 400(1 

Mrs. Etta Goddard .' .' ; . g JJq 

Lt. Keith Gressley 40 On 

Mr. and Mrs. E. Huffman '.'.'.'..''' 2500 

W. A. Hutchinson '.'....... "500 

Mr. and Mrs. Mas Jones 5000 

Mr. and Mrs. William Jones 1 o'on 

Martha Kelly {^^^ 

Bemice Maddux 'O 00 

Pfc. and Mrs. K. Marksbury 25 00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Martin ... 4n'nn 

Joyce E. Martin ggg 

Marilyn L. Martin g'nn 

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. McCall '• loo'oo 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McNeil .... lOo'oO 

Mr. and Mrs. C. McDowell 40 00 

Mr. and Mre. W. K. McMinn in"nn 

Martha Miller ^nn 

MatWlde Miller ,„■„„ 

Claude Milligan '.'.'.'..[[['. loooo 

Mr. and Mrs. S. Minyard 10 00 

Lilly Monroe '.'. . . 500 

Ida Morrison 1 n'nn 

LUlian O'Sulliyan .' .' ; ; 5 qq 

Mr. and Mrs. O. Petersen . . . . 1000 

Anabel Purdy 1 n'nt. 

Ellen Ratekin g ^J 

Mr. and Mrs. D. Renter '. gn'ou 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Rubottom 4o'oo 

Mr. and Mrs. P. L. Bunyon 500 

Mr, and Mrs. Ray Rnnyon ... 50 00 

Mr. and Mr?. J. Schlegel 70 00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Shiyely lOo'oO 

Hazel Shiyely ' ' yg'oo 

Mr, and Mrs, C. L. Snyder 25 00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Sovems ^5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. E, Thomsen ....'. 50 00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Tilney . , , g'po 

Mr. and Mrs. William A. Treder 25 00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Timier •; nn 

Edith Wenner '.'.'.'.'.'. 5000 

Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Whinerj- 5 00 

Mary Wrightsmon '.'..' 10 00 

Barbara Yerian ' ' 10 00 

In memory of Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Xeher "i'oo 

A Priend (Cheyenne) '.'..'.'.'' sou 

A Friend (Gen. and Eyang. ) 100 00 

Misc ■ ■ 9618 

Special gifts for third h. A. Bldg. Fund ..'.'.'.'.'' 600 00 



Clayhole Brethren Church, Clayhole, Ky. (addltionaf) 
271.50 Mr. and Mrs. Blake Landrum 25.00 



Aleppo Brethren Church, Aleppo, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Cook . . . ion Ofl 

Key. and Mrs. William Gray '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 2500 

Mr. and Mrs. John Ross ..'.'."'.*.'.'.'"" 5*00 

Mr. WiUiam Bamhart * ] " g'on 

Mrs. Ida Ullom in'nn 

EIi2abeth Kuhn in„ 

Mr. J. M. King . ; ; ,„„ 

Mrs. Delias Headley o'os 

Mr. Elmer Reed '.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 200 

'Sharon Taylor .\k 

Sunday School ' gi 9? 

Mr. and Mrs. Perry Riffler .' ' gjo 

Christian Endeayor 17 86 



306 00 

110 



FEBRUARY 17, 1945 



Main street Brethren, Myersdale, Pa. (Entire offering 

designated for Byersdale) 

Rev. and Mk. Kenneth Ashman 21.00 

Mr, and Mrs. James Austin 16.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Knepper famUy 16.00 

Mrs. D. O. Thompson 5.00 

Irene Siegner family 11.00 

John L. Meyers family 14.00' 

Mrs. Orpha Meyers 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Poorbaugh 7.00 

Miss Emma Bowman 11.00 

Mrs. Lloyd Forrest family 10.00 

Margaret Deist 12.00 

N. E. MiUer 3.00 

W. H. Landis 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Hilary Shuck 5.00 

Albert S. Meyers 20.00 

Gertrude and Leila Shuck 29.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen Compton family 12.00 

Virginia Tresster 24.00 

Charlotte Forney 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Pikem family ll.OO 

Gertrude Beal 7.00 

Mrs. Ada Lorentz 35.00 

Mrs. Mary Sipple 5.00 

Mr. Ross Weimer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Phillippi 5.00 

Mrs. Annie Miller 10.00 

Mr. and ilrs. M. L. Barber 22.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hillegas family 18.00 

ilrs. Clara Hctchklss 7.0O 

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Tressler 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Bowser 13.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Maust 5.50 

Mrs. Grace Fike 7.00 

Kuth Pyle and Bobby 6.00 

Mrs. Harry Harris and boys 8.03 

Mr. and Mrs. William West famUy -8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lorenzen family 6.00 

Mrs. William Purbaugh 5.10 

Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Rickard family 6.00 

Primary Dept 10.00 

Misc 81-92 

First Brethren Church, Bellflower, Calif 

LaLoma Grace Brethren Church, Modesto, Calif. 

Rev. and Mrs. Peter Bury 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Bowman 20.00 

Earl Bowman 10.00 

Ralph Emig 10.00 

William Fountain 5.00 

Byri Fountain 5.00 

Raymond Fountain 5.00 

Bertha Garber ■ 10.00 

Emory Garber 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Garber 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Holgate 20. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Mel Stoner 100.00 

Friends 22.00 

Misc 5.00 

Campbell Brethren Church, Lake Odessa, Mich. 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Price and Wendell 32.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. F. Darby 25.00 

Edger Strong (Evang.) 5.00 

Mrs. Edna Bustance (Evang.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Allarding ' 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Henney 10.00 

Rev. Blaine Snyder (Middletown) 5.00 

Mrs. Blaine Snyder (Beaver City) 5.00 

Karen Louise Snyder (N. Riverdale) 1.00 

Mary L. Henney ' 5.00 

Mrs. Walter Brovant 6.00 

Helen Bustance (Gen. and Evang.) o.Oo 

Mrs. Vinnie Lepard 1.00 

Mr. and Mis. M. Carter and family 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Groff 25.00 

Pvt. and Mrs. DeVere Marray 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Thomas 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester J. Miller (Gen. and New Troy) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Henney, 25.00 

Mrs. Bert Lepard 2.00 

Lewis Clum 5.00 

Mrs. Ira HuDiberger 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Calvin Nash 15.00 

Mrs. Gaylord Klophenstein 25.00 

Miss Glenna Darby 15.00 

Miss Meredith Darby 5.00 

Congregation 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa. 

A Friend '. 5.00 

A Freind 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M, B, Altemus (Evang,) 10.00 

Mrs. V. A. Anthony 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. E, Albert , 10.00 

Ira Bostian family 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Blough 25,00 

Mrs. G. B. Bell 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clair Barron 50.00 

Mrs, John Barron 5.00 

Mrs. W. J. Bernett 5.00 

Mrs. Walter Bracken 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bentz 5.00 



Mrs, Ruth Grove Butler 5,00 

Rosemary Bifano 20.00 

James M, Bifano 20,00 

Mrs, Mary Bifano 25,00 

Mr, and Mrs. L. A, Blough 1.00 

June Blough (Clayhole) 28.27 

Brotherhood of Alexander Mack 25,00 

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Berger 5.00 

George R. Croyle 1.00 

Margaret Cook 20.00 

Marian Custer 5.00 

Mrs. Harvey N. Cober 5,00 

Mr, and Mrs. Sylvanus Custer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Custer 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Corle 35,00 

Mr. and Mrs. Blair Dick 46.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. DeArmey 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. P. DeArmey 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs, W. L. Eppley 5,00 

Mrs. Berwyn Evans 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Eckstein and boys 23.00 

S. H. Fyock 8.00 

Mrs, P. L. Plynn 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. 0. FarweU (Evang.) 15,00 

Miss LaVore Pinnell (Evang.) S.OO 

Rev. and Mrs, A. L. Lynn 23.00 

Mr. and Mrs, J. C. Leckey 5.00 

Mrs, L, H, Mitchell and family 5.50 

Richard and William Mitchell 6,00 

Mrs, Robert Merritt 22.00 

Ui. and Mrs, H, LesUe Moore 11.00 

Mr, and Mrs, Jesrow MiUer 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. N, H. Miller 24.50 

Mr. and Mis. Richard Moore 10.00 

Mrs. Emma Moore 5.00 

Mrs, Evelyn McClain 37.35 

WilHam R. Miller 35.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Clarence Miller 10.00 

Linda Joyce Moore 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. BjTon R. Noon 91.00 

Nancy Ruth Noon (Cuyahoga Falls) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Max Probst 55.10 

Mr. and Mrs. William Phenecie 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Palliser 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Plummer 10.00 

Mrs. Mary Quinn 1.00 

Mr, and Mrs, Russell V. Redinger 50.00 

Donald Rager 4.00 

Mrs. E. L. Reese 20 

Mrs, Ethel Riddle 2.00 

Mr. and .Mrs. Harry D. Ringler 50.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Vincent Reighard and Lois 50.00 

Mrs. OecU J. Regan 2.00 

Mr. and Mrs. David Reighard 10.00 

A. J. Ream 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M, E. Rose 10.00 

Ruth Ringler 20.00 

Mrs. Marhe Bodgers 10.00 

Hazel Ringler 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H, A, Sohmucker 15,00 

Mr. and Mrs, Herbert Sowers 90.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Stutzman 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Stutzman 8.00 

Mrs. Charles Sigg and family (Clayhole) 25.00 

Bertha and Charles Smith 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Sigg 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stump 100. 00 

Mr, and Mrs, J, W. Sell 10.00 

Mrs. Ora .Shearer 5.00 

Forest E. Strayer 10.00 

Senior S. M. M 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Carl P. Furet 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Frank L. Gardner 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Charles Gwynn 5.00 

Mrs. Anna B. Gardner 2.50 

Mrs. Eugene Geibig and sons 6.50 

Mrs. P. B. Goughnour (Evang.) 1.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Gtnglesberger 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Carl Good 25.00 

Mr, and Mrs, Charles Habel 25.2* 

Mrs, Grace Heilman 14.40 

Mr. and Mrs, Lem HUdebrand 13.6t» 

Mr. and Mrs. Lem Hildebrand (North Riverdale) . . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lem HUdebrand (Tracy) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I^em Hildebrand (Winchester) 5.00 

Janet Houston 2.50 

Katherine Howard .50 

Mr. and Mrs. Myles Hammers 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Allen Hostetler (Winchester) 25.00 

Mrs, IjGVns Hostetler 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs. WilUam G. Horn 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs. Earl HiUegras 15. Oo 

Mr. and Mrs. George Hildebrand 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartwiger 25.00 

Mrs. Irvin Harbaugh 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs, Ernest Halliwell 75.00 

Frank Henry 5.00 

Mr, and Mis, Ed Hindman 5.00 

Mrs, Margaret Irons and sons 15.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Imhoff l.OO 

Mrs. WilUam Ivey 1.00 

Intermediate C, E. 25.00 

Intermediate S, M. M 8.09 

Mr. and Mrs, Frank Jacobs 5.00 

Junior S. M. M 10.00 

Junior Brotherhood 18.00 

Junior O. E 13.00 



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Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Jones and -Vda Mae 3'>.i 

Mrs. Robert Keim 10.1 

Mike Korlewitz II-' 

Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Kyler (Gen. and Evang.) .... 38. ( 

Mrs. Daniel Kinsey 1.' 

Verne F. Krouse 1.' 

T. L, Kyler. Jr 10.( 

June Blongh's Class (Clayhole) 20.: 

Gladys Palliser's Class 6.: 

Dick DeArmey's Class 5.' 

Emest Halliwell's Class 5.' 

Gleaners Class 19. i 

Loyal Women's Class 10.! 

Sunday School Officers 7.: 

Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Thomas l.( 

Henry A. Thomas l-< 

Mrs. Anne Uphouse (N. Riverdale) 2.'. 

Delores Uphouse {N. Riverdale) 10. ( 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Uphouse 30. ( 

Blanch Vickory ■ 9.i 

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Watkins 93. ( 

Thomas Watkins, Jr -5.: 

W. M. C 50.1 

Young People's C. E 8.5. ( 

Misc 34.: 

Jlr. and Mrs. Lem Hildebrand (Special gift for 
individual not under the Council) 



GOD'S BLESSING UPON UNIONTOWN IN 1944 

"All Thy works shall praise Thee, O Lord, and Thy 
saints shall bless Thee" (Psa. 145:10). We extend 
greetings in the name of Christ Jesus to the Brethren 
everywhere. With David of old we desire to bless th3 
name of the Lord, for His wonderful works among the 
children of men. A full year has rolled around since 
the writer and his wife came to serve the Lord at the 
First Brethren Church here in Uniontown, Pennsyl- 
vania. JVIany and varied have been the blessings which 
God has bestowed upon us during the past year. Time 
and space will permit us to tell only a few of these. 
In God's providence we opened our ministry here on 
the first Sunday of the year. During the first three 
months much time was spent in calling on the mem- 
bership to become acquainted and established. During 
February the local congregation gave us a splendid 
reception. A number of missionaries were present with 
many members and friends of the local congregation 
to enjoy the service. We thank God for the splendid 
group of God's dear children we met in this church. 
The Church requested the new pastor early to conduct 
a revival, and this desire was carried out in April. The 
attendance was gratifying, and as a result of two weeks 
of preaching, a number of young people confessed 
Christ as Saviour. Others made new decisions to be 
more faithful to the Lord. 

Easter Sunday marked a day of real blessing ana 
rejoicing. The Children of the Sunday school took part 
in the morning's program. At night the choir rendered 
a splendid cantata. The initial Foreign Missions Of- 
fering was received, which finally amounted to $1030 

Early in June we engaged our brother Herman Hoyt 
in a week's Bible Conference. Much joy came to all 
through the teaching of God's Word by our brother. 
As a result this congregation and pastor received a 
deeper desire and love for the precious Word of God. 

Later on in June we took twenty-five of our young 
people to our District Young People's summer camp. 
The Lord worked in all of their lives and hearts ana 
many new decisions were made to greater faithfulness 
to their Saviour. During the month of July, with the 
help of our Sunday school teaching staff we conducted 
a Children's Summer Bible School. A fine group of 
children were enrolled and a happy and profitable t.wo 




weeks were spent in teaching and in learning more 
about our Christ in His Word. Through the faithful 
witnessing of the teachers some fifty boys and girls 
confessed Christ as their personal Saviour. May the 
Lord continue to bless this group in its new-found joy. 
As an outgrowth of this school we are conducting a 
weekly hour for the children in which the testimony for 
Christ is given forth in song, object lesson, flannel- 
graph and Bible story. 

Another highlight of the year's activities was the 
Rally and Homecoming day observed on October 1,''. 
Members and friends gathered from far and from near 
to enjoy the blessings of the day. Morning and evening 
the regular .preaching services were conducted. The 
afternoon service consisted of a singspiration led by 
the Davis Gospel Party of our city. At this gathering 
a bus fund was started which amounts at present to 
$470. As soon as a suitable bus is available it is to be 
purchased to transport children to and from our Bible 
School. At the noon hour the ladies of the church 
served a splendid homecoming dinner in the basement 
of the church. 

In the latter part of October, Brother William 
Steffler of Philadelphia, conducted for us a very fruit- 
ful evangelistic meeting. Night after night our brother 
brought straight-from-the-shoulder messages, which 
were used by the Holy Spirit unto conviction of sin, 
and unto salvation. Eight individuals confessed Christ 
as Saviour and thirty-six stepped forward in rededica- 
tion of life. Many other lives were touched and 
changed, and by all indications it was a real revival; 
to God be the praise. 

With Thanksgiving came the Home Mission season. 
We set our goal at $800 and the Lord blessed us with 
an offering of $860 for Home Missions. These people are 
truly missionary minded, for this is evidenced by their 
giving. 

As we close the year we praise our God for His near- 
ness, and for all His blessings in so many different 
ways. In round figures some $9000 went over the books, 
during the year 1944. All major special offerings, as far 
3.fj we know, were larger than ever in the history of 
this Church. This indicates the Lord's blessing upon this 
people in view of the fact that a good many families 
and many boys were lost through the war. Twenty 
new members were added to the church during the 
■ year and it is our fervent prayer that the Lord will 
keep these dear souls true and faithful unto Himself. 
We boast in nothing save in the Cross of our Lord 
Jesus Christ but present this partial report as an indi- 
cation of God's faithfulness toward this flock. May 
we as people and pastor be found watching and wait- 
ing, yet laboring for Him, until the Blessed Hope » 
realized, is our prayer. 

Henry Rempel, pastor. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




GRACE Q^THEOLOeiCAL 
SEMINARY 



By Prof. Herman A. Hoyt 
EfGHTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT 

'he eighth year in the ministry of Grace Theological 
Seminary will come to its close in the Commencement 
Services at Winona Lake, Indiana, Thursday, March 
22. Due to an accelerated program of activity in con- 
f(jrmity with present war conditions, the entire acad- 
emic year was moved forward several months. There- 
fore, the Commencement Week comes earlier this year 
than in former years. In some respects this will be to 
the disadvantage of many who will wish to attend the 
various events in connection with graduation. But we 
trust that this will not work any undue hardship or 
inconvenience on anyone vitally interested in attend- 
ing these events. 

The Baccalaureate Service will be held in the Pres- 
byterian Church, Wednesday March 21, 7:30 P.M. This 
arrangement is to enable many local people to attend 
the service. The Graduation Service will also be held 
in the Presbyterian Church the following evening, 
Thursday March 22, 7:30 P.M. On Tuesday evening, 
preceding these events, the Middler-Senior banquet will 
be held at the Westminster Hotel, 6 P. M. 

The Seminary faculty and Graduating Class join Iii 
extending to all friends of the Seminary a cordial in- 
' vitation to attend these services. The Westminster 
Hotel provides rooms at reasonable rates or any who 
may care to come early for the purpose of attending 
all of these services. Reservations for the banquet must 
be in by March 12. The price is $1.25. Tickets m.ay be 
obtained by writing to Mr. Ward Miller, Winona Lake. 
Indiana. 



COMMENCEMENT SPEAKERS 

wi^ll friends of the school will be glad to learn of the 
speakers for these various services. Students and 
faculty regard it a blessing in the providence of God 
that these men find time in their busy program to grace 
these occasions with their presence. Rev. Archie L. 
Lynn, pastor of the First Brethren Church, Johnstown, 
Pennsylvania will bring the main address at the 
Middler-Senior Banquet on Tuesday evening. Rev. L. 
L. Grubb, formerly pastor of the Grace Brethren 
Church, Hagerstown, Maryland, and recently called to 
the position of Secretary of the Home Missions Council, 
will bring the Baccalaureate message. And Dr. H. A. 
Ironside, of the great Moody Memorial Church in Chi- 
cago will deliver the Graduation address. The faculty 
feels certain that many will want to hear these men. 



BIBLE CONFERENCE FEATURE 

T^n added feature during the Commencement Activi- 
ties this year is the Bible Conference that Ls scheduled 
in connection with these events. Dr. H. A. Ironside and 
Rev. Archie L. Lynn will be the principal speakers dur- 
ing these four days. Dr. Ironside will open the con- 
ference with a Bible lecture on Monday evening, March 
19. For exact time consult the program of events ap- 
pearing elsewhere in this issue. All Bible Conference 
sessions will be held in the Chapel of the Seminary 
building unless otherwise announced. While this Bible 
Conference has been arranged with the Seminary pri- 
marily in mind, all sessions are open to the general 
public, and the faculty therefore cordially invites all 
who may find it convenient to attend. 



THE BRETHREN WIISSIONARY HERALD: Entered as second-cJass matter April lli. 1943 at the postoftiee at \\mona Lake Indiana UDderth. 
Act of March 3 1879. Issued four times each month by The Brethren Miasionary Herald Co., Winona Lake. Indiana Subscnpt^n pnce $1.00 a y.ai. 
foreign coJ^tei SI 50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Marvin L. Goodman, Secretary cf PubUcations. BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Herman Hoyt, PresKlent: 
Ber^^d ScZe.^er Vice-PrLdent : U. D. Crees, Secretary; Homer A. Kent, Treasurer; Paul Bauman, Mrs. John Aeby. R E. G">5-c^. J;- J^^fM^iou, 
L. Lynn, S. W. Link, Walter A. Lepp. Bditora: Foreign M3s«ion«, Lonls S. Bauman; Women's Missionary OouncU, Mrs. John Aeby. Home Mission. 
K Paul Miller; Seminary, Alya J. McClain; Uansztnc Editor, IfairTln L. Goodman. 

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 
NEW STUDENTS 

^fter some deliberation the Faculty deems it wise 
to begin the ninth annual session (1945-1946) of the 
school year earlier than last year. So the new school 
year will be opened at least two months earlier than in 
1944. March 22 will mark the close of this year, and 
with only a few weeks intervening, registration for the 
new year will come on April 30. 

There will be three eight-week periods during the 
first semester to accommodate the various groups of 
students. The first period opens on April 30 and will 
conclude June 22. This period is especially designed 
for students now in the Seminary and who will be 
Middlers and Seniors during the coming year. The 
second period begins on June 25 and will conclude on 
August 17. This session is' scheduled for new students 
who will be graduating too late in the spring to 
matriculate on April 30. The third period will open 
on September 10 and the semester will close Novem- 
ber 2. 

It is the desire of the faculty to accommodate inso- 
far as possible every new student who desires to enter 
the seminary this coming year 1945-1946. However, for 
the sake of the incoming student, the faculty prefers 
that the new student enter at the opening of the sec- 
ond period on June 25. This will fit best into the 
schedule of courses and events planned for Juniors. 
However, in case the student must enter at some other 
time, then it is best to enter April 30. In a last resort, 
the faculty will admit new students at the fall period, 
September 10. Please write for information on these 
matters. 

Very shortly new catalogues will be available, which 
will carry the full calendar of events for the entire 
year, 1945-1946. 



FEBRUAR'2 24, 1945 



"PRAY YE THEREFORE THE LORD" 

While speaking of new students', the writer is re- 
minded that there never was a time in the history of 
the world that there is such a great need for "laborers" 
ill the fields that "are white already to harvest." The 
present conflagration that has swept across the world 
has taken its toll in every country and clime, and the 
spiritual and moral devastation will far exceed the 
broken cities, the smoking ruins, and the decimated 
ranks of humanity. Awful night has descended upon 
the nations and the moral chaos that is now upon us 
is the precurser of the perils that are prowling through 
the pitch-black night of the near future. It is one thing 
to sound the alarm, and it is quite another thing to 
offer a solution. But the Lord has made it available to 
us through his written word. Perhaps believers need 
to be reminded of their responsibility. 

First of all there is need for a vision on the part of 
God's people. In the words of Christ the injunction 
comes, "Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for 
they are white already to harvest" (John 4:35). God's 
people need a clear, close, convincing vision of the great 
host of millions lost and dying in sin, but even now 
ripe for the harvest. The harvest fields are far away 
and near. They are all about us and beyond the seas. 
The harvest time is not far removed taut at the very 
doors'. The season for garnering the precious grain is 
upon us. But the unrelenting consciousness of these 
facts is so surprisingly absent in the rank and file of 
the people of God. Therefore, there is need for a vision 
of the harvest fields. And the only way that vision will 
come is to get close enough to Jesus to see the world 
through His eyes. 

Second, there is need for a realization that "The har- 
vest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few" (Matt. 
9:37). Few, so few, are the laborers to gather in the 
harvest that is white already. That is true upon every 
hand. From across the waters missionaries come home 
broken in body but scarcely willing to leave the land 
where benighted souls are crying out for soul-food 
and with no one to minister to them. That is true in 
the home-land. Never are there enough workers to go 
around. All who see the tremendous need are working 
overtime to fill the breach. But here again, only those 
who get close enough to the heart of Jesus will realize 
the tremendous need for laborers. 

Third, there is the need for prayer to "the Lord of 
the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his 
harvest" (Matt. 9:38). If there is need for a vision of 
the harvest, and a need for realizing how few the labor- 
ers, there is even greater need for prayer that the Lord 
cf the Harvest will send forth the laborers into his har- 
vest. There is therefore a supreme need that the 
church go to her knees in prayer, beseeching the Lord 
to send forth laborers into his harvest. This then is 
the challenge of the hour. It is high time that a great 
outpouring of prayer ascend to the Lord of the Harvest 
for the laborers needed to gather in the harvest. 

Since the new school year has already been an- 
nounced, it is therefore in order to call upon the people 
throughout the entire denomination to beseech God 
for men and women to fill up the ranks of the student 



body being left vacant by the graduation of others. 
Yes, and more than that, since the needs in the church 
are increasing more rapidly than the student body is 
growing, let the Church ask God to send forth many 
more than before into avenues of preparation. 



ATTACK ON RELIGIOUS BROADCASTING 

A full-bloom public attack was recently made upon 
the preaching of the Gospel over the air in the January 
22 issue of Newsweek. It was featured as a news article 
describing the movement on foot among three large 
denominations belonging to the Federal Council of 
Churches to enhance their own broadcasting programs 
to the point of inviting the large listening audience 
such as listen to the "Old Fashioned Revival Hour" or- 
iginating in the studios of Rev. Charles E. Fuller ia Los 
Angeles, California. But with this as a point of de- 
parture, the article branded with unsavory epithets 
such as "Lucrative Brimstone," "Bible Pounders," and 
"Revivalist Air Racket" the various Gospel broadcasts 
tliroughout the nation that exalt the name of the Lord 
Jesus' Christ and seek to disseminate the truth of the 
Word of God. The news article centered its attention 
upon Rev. Charles' E. Fuller and his great program 
blessing so many millions weekly. But it was evident 
from the tone of the article that the feeling was in no 
sense personal so much as it was a moral antipathy for 
the message that is being broadcast. 

It must never be forgotten that the Prince of the 
power of the air, old Satan himself, is not idle. It has 
ever been his purpose and practice to snatch away the 
word from eager hearers, and if unsuccessful in that, 
then to blind the minds of them which believe not, lest 
the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, who is tne 
image of God, should shine unto them. This violent 
attack upon Gospel radio broadcasting originated with 
Satan. And he will not cease by means foul or fair to 
shut the Gospel off the air. There is need therefore for 
an unceasing volume of prayer to God, the One who 
is above all, and who works all things after the counsel 
of his own will, and by whose permission alone Satan 
has freedom to carry on his traffic, that there will be 
radio net works, individual radio stations, and radio 
men who will aid and develop Gospel broadcasting. 



A GOOD MOTTO 

On the Coat of Arms of the famous old Scottish City 
of Glasgow there are emblazoned words, "Let Glasgow 
Flourish". This motto is known around the world but 
few people know the wording of the original motto of 
which this latter is only an abbreviation. The original 
motto reads, "Let Glasgow flourish by the preaching of 
the Word". The motto goes back to the 6th century 
and was made famous by St. Mungo, the Patron Saint 
of the city. It was the preaching of the Word that 
made Glasgow and all Scotland great, and it is the 
preaching of the Word that will make America great. 
Let's make everything else secondary to the giving out 
of the Gospel. 



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THE CLASS SERVICE 

Sunday, March 18, 10:45 A.M. 
At the Winona Lake Presbyterian Church 

Riissell M. Ward, Student Body President, Presiding 
Piano Prelude - -. - Mrs. Mabel Moody 
*Hymn — "Fairest Lord Jesus," No. 194 



*Invocation - _ - 

*Response — The Gloria 
Responsive Reading No. 55 — 

Proverbs 3:13-26 
Hymn — "Faith of Our Fathers, 
Scripture Lesson 
Prayer - - 



Clarence E. Wraight 



William R. Rice 
' No. 267 
Marvin L. Goodman, Jr. 

Mark E. Malles 
C. Lowell and Solon W. Hoyt 



Russell M. Ward 



Instrumental Duet 
Announcements 
Offertory 
*Doxology 

Vocal Trio (Lola Goehring Hoyt, Alice Senter, Kathryn 
Ruth Hoyt) 





REV. L. L. GRUBB 

Baccalaureate Sermon Reverend L. Llewellyn Grubb 

Secretary of the Home Missions Council of The 

Brethren Church 

Subject: "A Good Minister of Jesus Christ" 

ORDINATION SERVICE 



LYNN DANIEL SCHROCK 

The Class Sermon - - Lynn Daniel Schrock 

President of the Class of 1945 

*Hymn — "All Hail the Power of Jesus' Name," No. 192 

Benediction . _ _ Davis Olin McCamy 

*Congregation Standing 

THE BACCALAUREATE SERVICE 

Wednesday, March 21, 7 :30 P.M. 

At the Winona Lake Presbyterian Church 

Prelude - _ _ - Charles Bergerson 
Processional (The congregation standing) 
Invocation _ - _ Reverend C. M. Junkiii 
Representing the Board 

of Trustees - Reverend William H. Schaffer 
Member of the Seminary Board 
Hymn — "How Firm a Foundation," No. 283 
Scripture Reading - - Reverend J. Keith Altig 
Announcements - - President Alva J. McClain 
Hymn — "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross," No. 152 
Prayer - - - Reverend Robert D. Crees 

The Seminary Quartet (Russell Ward, Gerald Polman, 
Herbert CoUingridge, Charles Bergerson) 



Candidates 

Solon W. Hoyt 
Lynn Daniel Schrock 



Officiating Ministers 

Homer A. Kent 

Robert A. Ashman 

Herman A. Hoyt 

Arnold R. Kreigbaum ' 

Hymn — "Saviour, Thy Dying Love," No. 396 

Benediction - - Reverend Randall L. Rossman 

Postlude 

THE GRADUATION SERVICE 

Thursday, March 22, 7:30 P.M. 

At the Winona Lake Presbyterian Church_ 

Prelude and Processional - Charles Bergerson 

Academic Procession (The congregation standing) 
Invocation - - Reverend Avery Miley, B.D, 

Hymn — "Jesus Shall Reign," No. 377 
Scripture Reading Reverend Carl L. Howland, Litt.D. 
Annual Seminary Announcements - F. B. Miller 

Treasurer of The Seminary Corporation 
Hymn— "Be Still, My Soul," No. 281 




REV. ARCHIE L. LYNN 



Prayer - - Reverend Archie L. Lynn, B.D. 

The Seminary Quartet (Russell Ward, Gerald Polman, 

Herbert CoUingridge, Charles Bergerson) 



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•* Jack Lee Shaffer, A.B. - Youngstown College 

Johnson Bible College 

Ashland College 

Clarence E. Wraight, A.B. - Univervsity of Michigan 

Dallas Theological Seminary 

Candidates for the Theological Diploma 



Graduation Address Rev. H. A. Ironside, Litt.D., D.D. 

Pastor of the Moody Memorial Church, Chicago 
Presentation of the Class Gift Lynn Daniel Schrock 
Recognition of Honors Professor John M. Aeby, B.D. 
Presentation of Candidates 

Professor Herman A. Hoyt, Th.M. 
Conferring of Diplomas and Degrees 

President Alva J. McClain, Th.M., D.D. 
Assisted by Professors Homer A. Kent and John M. Aeby 
Hymn— "O Jesus, I Have Promised," No. 268 (2d Tune) 
Prayer and 

Benediction Reverend Norman H. Uphouse, Th.M. 
Postlude 
STUDENTS RECEIVING DEGREES AND DIPLOMAS 

Candidates for the Bachelor of Divinity Degree 

Robert D. Culver, A.B. - - Heidelberg College 

Central Washington College of Education 

Ashland College 

Marvin L. Goodman, Jr., A.B. University of California 

cum laude Modesto Junior College 

C. Lowell Hoyt, A.B. William Jennings Bryan University 

summa cum laude Kent State University 

Solon W. Hoyt, A.B. - - Huntington College 

magna cum laude WUliam Jennings Bryan University 

Davis Olin McCamy, A.B. - Wayne University 

Moody Bible Institute 

Dallas Theological Seminary 

WUliam R. Rice, A.B. - - Bob Jones College 

Faith Theological Seminary 

Mark Houston Senter, Jr., A.B. University of Tennessee 

Moody Bible Institute 
Northern Baptist Theological Seminary 



Mark E. Malles 
Piiul Lavern Mohler 
Lynn Daniel Schrock 

cum laude 
Russell M. Ward 



Akron Bible Institute 



Moody Bible Institute 
Moody Bible Institute 



Candidates for the Bachelor of Christian Education 
Degree 

Mabel C. Hamilton, A.B. - Ashland College 

Bible Institute of Los Angeles 
Lola Goehring Hoyt, A.B. Equivalent 

Grace Theological Seminary 
William Jennings Bryan University 
Candidate for the Christian Education Diploma 
Kathryn Ruth Hoyt 

William Jennings Bryan University 

PRESENTATION OF CRITICAL MONOGRAPHS 

The Seminary Chapel, 9:30 A.M. 

Marvin L. Goodman, Jr. . - - ' February 21 

"Whether we wake or sleep"— I Thessalonians 5:10 
C. Lowell Hoyt _ _ - - February 22 

The Baptismal Formula in Matthew 28:19 
Solon W. Hoyt _ - - - February 23 

Did Christ eat the Jewish Passover? — Luke 22:16 
Mark E. Malles - - - - February ?7 

The Doctrine of Divine Healing in James 5:14-15 
Davis Olin McCamy - - - February 28 

The Parable of the Ten Virgins in Matthew 25:1-13 
Paul Lavern Mohler _ - - March 1 

I'he Sin that "shall not be forgiven"— Matthew 12:31-32 
William R. Rice _ - - - March 2 

The Problem of Hosea's Wife— Hosea 1:2-3 
Lynn Daniel Schrock _ - - March 6 

"No prophecy „ - .. is of any private interpretation" 

n Peter 1:20 
Mark Houston Senter, Jr. - - - March 7 
"If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection" 

Philippians 3:11 
Russell M. Ward _ - - - March 8 

The Judgment of the Nations— Matthew 25:31-46 

Clarence E. Wraight . _ - March 9 

"Then cometh the end" — I Corinthians 15:24 

SPECIAL LECTURES 

March 19-22 
The Seminary Chapel 

Monday, 7:30 P.M. - - Dr. H. A. Ironside 

Tuesday, 9:30 A.M. - - - Dr. H. A. Ironside 

Wednesday, 9:30 A.M. - - Dr. H. A. Ironside 

Thursday, 9:30 A.M. - - Reverend A. L. Lynn 



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Crucifixion Resulting in Recreation 



Jesus Christ not only cleanses the heart, taut He also 
cleanses the whole outward being. Men who have gone 
so deep in sin that society has segregated them; men 
that even the world has hated, and who have been 
rebels against God, have become new creations in 
Christ Jesus. 

The apostle Paul was once such a rebel. It is true he 
was not a social outcast. In fact he was high in society; 
he was a moral man. But when God looked at his 
heart, it was black, for all of Paul's righteousness was 
centered in himself. He was self righteous. 

One day while Paul was going to do the biding of his 
self-energized soul, the Lord Jesus called to him from 
the heavens, and for the first time he realized that he 
too needed this Jesus whom he had been persecuting. 
He accepted our Lord as his Lord. From that moment 
forward, he ceased to be a rebel against God. In the 
words of our text, he was crucified with Christ. 

I. CRUCIFIXION WITH CHRIST IS THE ESSENTIAL 
FOR THE NEW LIFE. 

When Paul said, "I have been crucified with Christ" 
(R.V.) , he certainly did not mean that his old nature 
had suffered death. Had he taught this, he never would 
have written the seventh chapter of Romans, for when 
we examine it, we are forced to admit that Paul did 
not believe his Old Nature had been crucified. 

What did he mean? Paul meant that because he had 
accepted Jesus as his personal Saviour, God saw in him 
the righteousness of His blessed Son. His sins had been 
judged in Christ, and Christ's righteousness had been 
imputed to him. Paul meant that God saw him body, 
soul, and spirit judicially crucified on that cross with 
Christ. 

The verse also indicated that Paul considered him- 
self to be identified with Christ. In those days, as is 
true today, men hated Christ and everything for which 
He stood. Paul was saying, "If you hate Him, you hate 
me; if you've persecuted Him, you've persecuted me. 
Whatever you have done to Christ, that have you also 
done to me, for I am identified with him." 

Oh, that today we who have been "crucified with 
Christ" might be eo.ually as willing to be identified with 
Him as was Paul. Oh, that we too might be willing to 
suffer physical and social reproach for his' cause. 

What is the result of being crucified with Christ? — 
"I have been crucified with Christ, and it is no longer 
T that live, but Christ lives in me" (R.V.). The result 
is a new life. Paul was saying that because God saw 
Christ's righteousness in him, he had a new life, and 
Christ was the source of that new life. No longer did 
Paul work in the energy of the flesh as he once did, 
but now Christ's grace resided within. Christ's prin- 
ciples incited all of his energy in traversing continents 
with the Gospel. All of his zeal to live true to Christ 



and to follow His commands, and even go unto death, 
was because Christ Jesus was living within. Indeed it 
is plain to see that Paul just didn't turn over a new 
leaf. Something else happened. Christ took up His 
abode in Paul's heart. 

We can say that a miracle happened in the case of 
Paul. Miracles still happen today. When a man accepts 
Christ, and is regenerated by the Holy Spirit, and 
Christ takes up His abode in that life, a miracle has 
taken place. There is a new life. All things become 
new. Vile drunken men become Kings and Priests of 
God. Dispised scarlet women become respected citizens 
and useful channels for our Lord. The high and 
mighty; the boastful and self-righteous become meek 
and humble as bond-servants of Jesus Christ. When 
an honest man sees such changes in the lives of those 
v/ho have accepted Christ, he must believe in miracles. 

II. FAITH IS THE SECRET OF THIS NEW LIFE 

After explaining that salvation results in a new life 
in which Christ lives, Paul goes on and explains that 
the secret of this salvation and this new life which 
comes as a result of salvation is faith — "And that life 
which I now live in the flesh, I live in faith" (R.V.). 

From other Scripture we learn something of the qual- 
ity of Paul's faith. Our faith sometimes wavers in the 
midst of trials and temptations, but Paul's faith re- 
mained steadfast in spite of persecutions, in spite of 
the dungeon, yes, even in spite of death. 

Paul had great objectives for his faith. First we note 
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. Gal. 2:20. 



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Shall \^e forgive . . ,J 



jS^ WiUu &. BuUofi' 



"Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which 
are spiritual, restore such an one, in the spirit of meek- 
ness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted 
(Galatians 6:1). 

To me the text divides itself naturally into these sec- 
tions: The brethren, the deviation in a fault, the 
restoration in meekness, and the consideration of self, 
and it is in that order which we shall consider them. 

I. THE BRETHREN. 

It' appears that Paul may not have originally 
preached the Gospel to the Galatians through his own 
choice, but rather on account of an illness which we 
think was Paul's thorn in the flesh. 

Either just before entering Galatia or just after- 
wards, Paul contracted a notoriously prevalent disease 
of the eyes known as ophthalmia. Even today the di- 
sease is widespread in certain sections of that country. 

As the disease ran its course, the Galatians, rather 
than being repulsed at the symptoms, were heart felt 
in their sympathy and in their desire to alleviate his 
suffering, even to the point as Paul himself says in 
Galatians 4:15 that had it been possible they would 
have plucked out their own eyes and given them to 
him. Thus, whereas he has been a stranger when he 
became sick, yet at its close he found himself sur- 
rounded by loving friends, willing to make any sacri- 
fice for him. 

And now, years later, Paul writes to them. In our 
text he is about to give a rule of conduct which must 
be followed; but he appeals to them not on the basis 
of a forced obedience, but on the basis of a loving spirit- 
ual remembrance. 

II. THE DEVIATION IN A FAULT. 

"If a man be overtaken in a fault. . ." 

There is an important distinction to be noted. 
Christians do not commit sin deliberately as a part of 
their plan of life. If the fault is a habitual matter, 
that man is not entitled to a place in Christian society. 
1 John 3:9 makes this point clear. "Whosoever is bom 
of God doth not practice (commit) sin." 

But when we find a man who has fallen aside by 
temptation, and is sorry for his misdeed, we have a dii- 
ferent case. Peter in his impulsive manner denied his 
Lord, yet to him were given the keys of the kingdorh. of 
heaven. David through his passion brought deliberate 
death into a family, yet he was a man afxer God's own 
heart. 

What makes the distinction then? Simply that theirs 
was not a continual love of transgression, but a grief- 
stricken sense of sorrow at the fault which they had 
fallen into. 

III. TEDE RESTORATION IN MEEKNESS 

"Ye which are spiritual, restore such an one 
in the spirit of meekness." 
Now the strange part about all this is that there is 
an apparent contradiction of our usual conception of 

*ilr. Bishop is a Middler student at Grace Seminary. 



values. Organizations of the world seem ready to for- 
give and forget the wrong of fellow members, but the 
organization of the Living Church seems ever hesitant 
to do so. 

The Apostle Paul forcefully handles this matter in 
this phrase "ye which are spiritual restore such an 
one in the spirit of meekness." 

First of all it is a Christian duty. The verb "restore" 
is in the imperative mood and might better be trans- 
lated "ye must restore." How much more should 
Christians with eternal values at stake be ready and 
willing to restore a fallen brother than an organization 
of the world with only passing earthly values! 

Secondly, it is not only a duty, but it requires skill. 
Jesus, at the beginning of His ministry was calling the 
disciples to service in following Him. One day as He 
was walking by the sea he saw two brothers, Peter and 
Andrew, fishing. He called to them with the challenge 
to follow Him and become fishers of men; and they 
left their nets and followed Him. Going a little farther, 
Jesus sees two other brothers, James and John, the 
sons of Zebedee, who were also fishermen. 

Now, the nets they were using were home-made. It 
requires a great skill to make and satisfactorily repair 
them so that they are again thoroughly fit for use. 
When Jesus found James and John they were engaged 
in the skUlful task of repairing their nets. The Scrip- 
ture says they were "mending" their nets. (Matt. 4:21), 
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Grace Seminary Alumni Association 



ORD GEHMAN ('35) 

Rev. Ord Gehman graduated from Ashland Semi- 
nary in the Class of '35. The years since that time have 
been busy and blessed years in the Lord's work. Upon 
completion of his Seminary training he was called of 
the Lord to Vinco, Pennsylvania, a rural church with 
a constituency of about one hundred members. He 
was located in a fast growing community about eight 
miles Northeast of Johnstown, Pennsylvania. While 
located there it was his privilege to lead many to the 
knowledge of salvation in the Lord Jesus Christ. 

After spending almost eight years in that field, he 
felt the call of the Lord to the present field of labor 
In Rittman, Ohio. 

In Otober 1942, he and his family moved to Rittman 
where he is ministering in the Lord's name. He is 
now in his third year of ministry there and the Lord 
has been blessing. 

It has been his privilege since being there to see 




The parsonage at Rittman, Ohio 

the church debt on the Sunday School addition erased 
and a new debt contracted in the purchase of a lovely 
seven-room semi-bungalo for the Parsonage. 

Brother Gehman, upon seeing the Carey Quartette 
in a recent alumni number, states that he is sorry he 
isn't able to include a picture of the Gehman Quintet. 
We trust this will be forthcoming. 



RAYMOND E. GINGRICH (Classes of '32, '39) 

Rev. R. E. Gingrich entered Ashland College in the 
fall of 1924, graduating with the A.B. degree in 1928. 
He was graduated from Ashland Theological Seminary 
in 1932, receiving the B.Th. degree. In 1939 he received 
his M.Th. degree from Grace Seminary and is now 
working toward his doctor's degree at Grace. At pres- 
ent he is in his tenth year as pastor of The First 
Brethren Church in the Ellet District of Akron, Ohio. 
He has had the privilege of having his Master's thesis, 
which was submitted at Grace Seminary, published in 
book form by the Zondervan Publishing, House. The 
title of the book is "AN OUTLINE AND ANALYSIS OF 
THE FIRST EPISTLE OF JOHN." 

For several years he has been serving as dean of 
The Akron Bible Institute, teaching in the fields oi 
Bible Doctrine and Bible Prophecy. The Lord has 
abundantly blessed in the school and he has been very 
happy in his relationship there. 

During the past year fifty-three were received into 
the fellowship of the church in Ellet. In addition to 
these there were forty who made decisions who have 
not as yet joined the church. 

They are rejoicing in the Lord for this manifestation 
of His Grace. 



ORVILLE LORENZ IN BELGIUM 

Rev. Orville A. Lorenz, Th.B. (Class of 1934), a Chap- 
lain in the United States Army, has recently been ad- 
vanced to the rank of Captain. He has been with the 
armed forces in the invasion of North Africa, Sicily, 
and France. He is currently located with his division in 
Belgium. During the invasion of Sicily, the Associated 
Press reported that the Rev. Lorenz baptized five men 
in the waters of the Mediterranean by the invasion 
flarelights. 



(Graduates and former students of both Grace Theological Seminary and 
Ashland Theological Seminarj'. between the years 1930 and 1937, are invited 
to send news of their activities to the Altunni Editor, Glenn O'Neal, 314 Dor- 
cheater Street, Ashland, Ohio. 



BLAINE SNYDER ('40) 

Blaine Snyder (class of '40) has served as the pastor 
cf the Campbell Brethren Church out from Lake 
Odessa, Michigan for the past three and one half years. 
The church at that place faces all the problems of re- 
stricted driving as everyone comes to church by auto- 
mobile- The weather is quite a determining factor in 
the attendance, especially since the church is off the 
main road. 

At the last quarterly business meeting several steps 
were taken which should aid in the worship services. 
A committee was appointed to investigate the problem 
cf securing new hymn books. Also, it is hoped that 
some work can be done on the interior of the church 
building. The aim is to lower the ceiling and then re- 
decorate the walls. Recently village water was piped 
into the parsonage and it is the intention to complete 
the plumbing as rapidly as the work can be done and 
material supplied. 

The attendance average did not vary greatly during 
the last year from other years. Prayer meeting is 
conducted regularly, the various ones attending leading 
the meetings. 

They face quite a handicap as so many people are 
leaving the country and moving into town. Real faith- 
fulness is necessary on the part of the ones who 
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NORMAN UPHOUSE (Class of '35) 

Rev. Norman Uphouse is pastor of the North River- 
dale Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio, having served 
there over three years. There was no church building 
prior to his coming. However, there was a group of 
people, thirty-five in number, who were willing to go 
ahead in the establishment of a permanent church. 
They have built a $30,000 structure to seat 400 people. 
It is half paid for already, and they have a church 



Rev. Norman Uphouse, 




and in 1937 received a Masters degree from Xenia 
Seminary. 

His next pastorate was in Winchester, Virginia. Dur- 
ing the four years there many souls were saved, and a 
fine seven-room parsonage was built. 

He has now completed all resident requirements for 
a Master of Arts degree at the University of Dayton. 

On May 7, 1944 Rev. and Mrs. Uphouse became the 
proud parents of a six pound girl, Deborah Ann. "When 
asked where they found the name they reply, "In the 
Bible." 

Brother Uphouse states that his hobby is getting his 
hands into some home mission project, because he 
likes to see new churches start and, of course, the 
Gospel preached in new places for the salvation of 
souls. 



Pastor at North Riverdale, 

holds Deborah Ann, now 

neeurly ten months old 



membership of 94 and a Bible School of 150 in attend- 
ance. 

He became a member of the Brethren Church in the 
First Church in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. It was there 
he accepted the Lord as his Saviour, while Brother A. 
V. Kimmel was conducting an evangelistic meeting at 
the church. Rev. Kimmel baptized him in 1923 and 
later performed his wedding ceremony, November 4, 
■1939, when he was united in marriage to Miriam Mc- 
Keefery of Philadelphia. 

His education was started in Iowa, continued in Wis- 
consin and Pennsylvania. He entered Ashland Col- 
lege in 1928, and was graduated from Ashland Ssmi- 




Interlor of North Riverdale Church, Easter Sunday, 1944. Roy KInsey, 
Superintendent of Bible School 

nary in 1935. After graduation he accepted a call to 
preach in Green County, Pennsylvania, having four 
churches' on a circuit, namely, Aleppo, Cameron, Quiet 
Dell, and Sugar Grove. He attempted to preach one 
sermon in each church each Sunday. It was during this 
year he took graduate work in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, 




JACK SHAFFER ('44) 

Jack Shaffer was called in September to the First 
Baptist church of Hubbard, Ohio. In addition to his 
pastoral duties he is completing his college at Youngs- 
town University, expecting 
to graduate in the spring. 

Since his arrival in his 
first pastorate three months 
ago the work has been 
growing slowly but surely, 
especially in the mid-week 
Bible study class where the 
number has climbed from an average of a dozen to the 
present average of thirty-five. This growth of mterest 
in the vital mid-week service has encouraged and 
stimulated him in all phases' of the work. 

The pace, however, is quite severe, inasmuch as col- 
lege work demands more than half of his time, leaving 
just the remaining half to handle the work wnich 
formerly was done by a full-time pastor. Nevertheless, 
the people are co-operating in every way to advance 
the work. 

One of the newest accomplishments is' the establish- 
ment of a book table in the vestibule, featuring a firsi,- 
class selection of sound. Gospel booklets', permastone 
plaques. Bibles, etc. 

Plans' are now under way to send out the "Visitor," f 
four-page Gospel tract with the church weekly schedule 
included, to every home in the city and township. 
Within the "Visitor" sent to their own service men, 
and also to inactive members, he expects to include 
a "News Letter" about local events. 

They have also undertaken the purchase of a new, 
double-door, outside bulletin board, one side of which 
wiU carry their church announcements, the other side 
to be used to display E. J. Pace's Gospel cartoons. This 
project should prove profitable, inasmuch as this 
church is located directly across the street from the 
local high school and the students pass the church 
daily. 

The six Protestant churches in that community have 
suffered tremendously from within and without, until 
now there remains not a single church with a wide- 
awake, offensive program for Christ. The Lord helping, 
they are hoping to make their church the first. 



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NEWS FROM LAWRENCE LAWLOR AT 
ALLENTOWN 

After Lawrence Lawlor was graduated from Semi- 
nary in 1943, he was called to be pastor of the First 
Brethren Church of Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Since his call there in July, the Lord has blessed in 
many ways. It is the church in which both he and his 
wife were saved, and many of the people there prayed 
for them prior to their salvation. So the Lord's call to 
service m that church takes on a special significance 
to them. 

On January 7, a special day of prayer was held. That 
particular Lord's Day was given over to prayer alone. 
With Rev. P. C. H. Dreyer of the China Inland Mission 
as the sepaker at their services, 10:30 A.M., 2:30 P.M , 
and 7:30 P.M. 

God has honored His Word. He has used His Word to 
convict hearts and to bring Christians back into the 
center of His will. There has been a demonstration 
of signal victory in the Christian life. Souls have been 
saved. There has been a noticeable increase in Church 
and Sunday School attendance, and God has blessed 
with the largest Home Missions offering to date. Still 
incomplete, the offering stands at approximately $570. 
Thanks be to God! 

Rev. O. E. Phillips held a conference with them 
January 17-21. In April, Professor Herman A. Hoyt 
will be there for a week, and Dr. McClain has consented 
to give them a conference during the early summer. 
Brother Lawlor tells, as an illustration of the funct- 
ioning of the Spirit, about the confession of Christ 
made by a young lady there in the Church. The de- 
cision was made during their last communion service 
in the interim between the feetwashing and the love 
feast. The young lady for whom they had been pray- 
mg constantly, came down tot he front of the church 
and said very simply and sincerely that she wanted to 
give herself completely to the Lord. Her confession was 
taken, and by reason of this indication of the Lord'.? 
grace and blessing, the rest of the service seemed more 
precious and significant than ever. It was a marvelous 
answer to prayer. 

Brother Lawlor relates the following interesting ex- 
perience occurring December 17 at the conclusion of 
the Christmas message on the Incarnate Saviour. Fol- 
lowing the invitation, a dove entered through one of 
the upper windows in the Church, and perched upon 
the chandelier in the balcony. From this vantage oint, 
the dove calmly looked down upon those in the audi- 
torium, and remained there even after the service was 
dismissed and the people had gone. His comment was 
that when one considers that there is no such thing as 
coincidence with the Lord— that His is one great Plan 
v;ith everything included in it— the coming of that 
dove is, to him a significant symbol. 



PHILLIP SIMMONS AT LISTIE, 
PENNSYLVANIA 

Phillip Simmons, after graduating in '41 was married 
to Ethel Morrill (class of '39). They established their 
home in Fremont, Ohio, where he had pastored the 
Grace Brethren Church for a year and a half as a 
student pastorate. The Fremont Mission Church was 



organized under his ministry. This thriving mission 
point was then meeting in a reconditioned, abandoned 
school building, and for better than two and one-half 
years was pastored by Mr. Simmons. He saw the Sun- 
day School reach an average of 100 for the last quarter 
of his pastorate there, where he was succeeded by 
Robert Culver (Class of '42). 

From Fremont, the Lord led to Listie, Pennsylvania. 
Here Mr. Simmons is the first full-time pastor in a 
church which held its fiftieth anniversary services a 
few weeks after his arrival. The Lord has been richly 
blessing this church, and it has rapidly taken on the 
nature of a full-time pastorate. With a pastor on the 
field it has been able to enter into the district fellow- 
ship to a far greater extent, and today stands well up 
in average with our Pennsylvania churches. It has 
been enabled under the Lord to increase its giving to 
every national cause, and at the same time has made 
some fine improvements in its own equipment. Last 
spring it was listed with those churches giving over 
$1,000 to Foreign Missions, and a glance at its Home 
Mission offerings for the last four years will show an 
average of an 80 7o increase for each year above the 
preceding one. 

The Listie Church, closed its fall evangelistic meet- 
ings in October with ev. Louis Paul Lehman, Jr., who 




Rev. and Mrs. Phillip Simmons and Joyce 

in former years has been known nationally as the boy 
preacher. This was doubtless their best attended re- 
vival, during which it was necessary to use a public 
address system for the basement auditorium. 

At the present, Mr. Simmon is serving as the young- 
est member of the board of directors of our National 
Home Mission Council. He is the vice president of the 
East District Mission Board, and during the past sum- 
mer served as dean of the newly organized Camp Blue 
Knob, which had better than 200 campers during the 
two weeks. 



NILE FISHER ('44) IN WASHINGTON 

Following graduation last spring, Nile Fisher, his 
wife, and little boy, made preparation for a move to 
the West. In July they came to Washington to work 



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under the Columbia Basin Mission, Inc., an independ- 
ent Baptist Mission approved by the General Associa- 
tion of Regular Baptists. This mission is doing a splen- 
did work in the establishing of Regular Baptist 
Churches in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. 
The mission recommended them to the First Baptist 
Church of Kennewick, Washington, and the church 
called them in August. 

The field is one of great opportunity. Although there 
are a number of churches in the town, it is a compar- 
atively pioneer field, due to the large influx of popula- 
tion into this area. Kennewick and Pasco (twin cities 
separated by the Columbia River) are in the very heart 
of the proposed postwar industrial section, as well as 
in a strategic location in regards to several hundred 
thousand acres of farm land to come under irrigation. 

The work is not bringing forth results of a spectacu- 
lar nature, although it is very encouraging. The at- 
tendance is good. Many new folks are becoming in- 
terested. One person was saved recently. 

Mr. Fisher had the privilege, with others, to help 
start the Regional Bible Conference for Bible-Believ- 
ing iBaptists in Washington and northern Idaho. This 
conference is held every three months. It has been a 
source of inspiration and blessing. 

The prospects for the future are favorable. One pro- 
ject in particular is now holding fire. Pasco, which is 
just across the river, is planning a radio station. He 
and the pastor of the new Regular Baptist Church in 
Pasco, have applied for time for a daily "Bible Hour." 
They are to divide the time between them. It is of 
decided advantage to have the opportunity to begin 
when the station begins. 

They are rejoicing in the goodness of God to his 
servants in the Gospel. 



alumnus in reaching the unsaved for Christ. God dealt 
graciously with us and a number of souls confessed 
salvation, and Christians were edified. May God keep 
them faithful in these days of unrest. 

In closing I want to praise the Lord for the training 
received at Grace Seminary. May God continue to bless 
the ministry of this institution to the end that many 
more souLs shall be reached for our Lord before He 
appears. 



A PERSONAL TESTIMONY FROM HENRY 
REMPLE ('40) 

Only a short while ago, it seems, I was graduated 
from our beloved Seminary at Winona Lake. Since 
then nearly five years have elapsed. A year ago the 
Lord led us into this field here in Uniontown where 
we are serving the First Brethren Church. As we look 
back over the past months we must say, "Great is Thy 
Faithfulness, O Lord." Many and varied have been 
the blessings which He showered upon us. Time and 
space do not permit to record them all. I do want to 
thank the Lord that He is still in the soul-saving busi- 
ness. We have seen a number of real conversions in 
recent months. We received into our fellowship last 
summer a family of three. Since then we have seen 
this father, mother and daughter growing in Grace. 
As a result of their witnessing, another family was 
contacted and reached for Christ. The two men were 
friends, working at the same employment and now 
they are both busy in testifying to the saving power 
cf Christ. Please pray that I shall be a real shepherd 
v/ho will lead them and feed them and establish them. 

During the month of November I had the joy of 
laboring with our Alumni President, Rev. Kenneth 
Ashman in a two weeks' revival in his Church at Sum- 
mit Mills, Pennsylvania. It was a real joy to labor 
among these Brethren in fellowship with a fellow 



THE LABORS OF THE BOWMANS SINCE 1940 

Rev. and Mrs. Edward Bowman met at Grace Semi- 
nary in the second year of its existence when it was 
located at Akron, Ohio. These two continued their 
studies together until the Spring of 1940 when they 
were graduated. Immediately after graduation. Brother 
Eddie went to Beaver City, Nebraska to act as pastor 
in the Brethren Church for the summer months. His 
fiancee, Mildred Miller, went out in Iowa to work 
under the Rural Bible Crusade in an effort to reach 
children for Christ. 

The four years of their ministry in this field have 
been richly blessed of the Lord. The church has grown 
steadily, not only in numbers but spiritually. Many 
souls have been saved and a real testimony has been 
established for Christ in this' town. This la^t year has 
been an especially fruitful one. The membership of 
the Sunday School has increased approximately one 
hundred in number and now has an average Sunday 
attendance of over two hundred. This increase in at- 
tendance is largely due to the use of a church bus 
which was purchased this year. 

The rapid growth of the Sunday School made it 
necessary to enlarge the quarters. This was done by 
purchasing the house next door to the church and 
using the materials to build an annex to the Sunday 
School. The vacant lot has been converted into lawn. 

Brother Arthur Malles (class of '39) was with them 
for the dedication service in October, at which time 
the attendance reached a peak of two hundred, ninety 
seven. Now they are looking forward to a meeting in 
March with Brother Bob Hill (class of '42) who is at- 
tending Bob Jones College. 

CAPTAIN CLARENCE NIDA ('43) 

After graduation in the class of '43, Clarence Nida 
enlisted as an army chaplain and has been serving in 
the Pacific. 

We are quoting in this article from a letter written 
by his wife, Charlotte, who is now living in Wilmington, 
Delaware. 

After prowling the seas a while he landed in beautiful 
Hawaii last March. He wrote "Kaloka" (Charlotte) 
that it was wonderful but that he was "Kamehameha" 
(very lonesome) . We are so grateful for decisions made 
for Christ and for victories won in the lives of men. 
Concerning the Easter service he wrote: "It was unique 
to sit on a hill overlooking the Pacific in an outdoor 
theater. To the right of the men was a green hill which 
could have been Golgotha itself, and there we read 
and spoke of the passion and death of Christ. It is' one 
of the experiences in the army that I shall not forget." 

Then on to Guam in July. The picture in brief is as 
follows: "Observation from aboard ship of the soften- 



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ing up of the island, shells exploding — naval guns and 
air corps working together. The time arrives to go 
ashore — you wade in,tramp miles through mud, dig in 
for the night. The long Toms shake all the sleep out 
of you — signs of death all about. Little sleep tonight, 
the artillery is pounding unmercifully. It's wet and 
cold in foxholes — you hear the bullets whine overhead, 
hear them pull the pins of the grenades and wait for 
them to burst all too close. It's too wet to sleep — dry 
off next day if there's sun. You wash in a stream 
but Jap bullets are suddenly present. Almost twenty 
days of marching, fighting, eating those rations — as 
a Chaplain your duties are numerous and constant. A 
Jap moves in at night on your group — "Amelicans you 
die," he shouts, but it's vice versa. You like the sound 
of artillery because they are troubling the enemy 
plenty — great to be on the American side. Better still 
to know Him as Saviour and Friend. All the promises 
of God flood the mind as bullets sing overhead. When 
tired, hungry, lonely, just reading about the coming 
of our Saviour was a balm to the troubled soul. The 
island at last is taken— you settle down after a fashion 
— many letters of condolence must be written — This 
is often heartrending. But we can point them to 
Christ." 

Later he writes, "Today I was able to win another 
man to Christ. If I can continue to win them one py 
one I shall be happy because you know that is the only 
reason for my being in the Chaplaincy. A fellow who 




accepted Christ last Sunday was the result of the 
Word bearing fruit from the boat trip over. His Word 
does not return void! I can see Him working in the 
lives of many of the men." 

Another letter says, "We hit an all-time, high attend- 
ance today. What a thrill to preach the glorious Gospel 
to four-hundred men who need Him as Saviour! Worth 
everything to have seven decisions for Christ today. A 
fellow just came in. Said he appreciated stirring mes- 
sages. Dislikes cold, calm formality. God is honoring 
His Word. Some cringe under the preaching of the 
v/ord because they prefer the tickling of the ears to the 
stirring of the heart. But I'll proclaim the Gospel mes- 
sage and proudly confess my precious Lord before 
Generals, Colonels and all. The word of God is my 
authority, my message, and my life. 

"Our Bible class is growing and has great possibili- 
ties. The Lord willing I'm going to organize them into 
a personal workers outfit. This is really the need — ^you 



will always know this one is preaching God's word and 
seeking to win men to Christ, not seeking for a Cap- 
taincy but to take captive men for Christ." (Since this 
letter Clarence has been made a Captain. It pays to 
put first things first!) 

You've read about their surprise attack on Leyte and 
the capture of Ormoc. The latest word is, "The Phil- 
ippine natives are fine people. Already they are build- 
ing houses to keep us dry." 



SkaU We. ^oJUf,iue? 

(Continued from Page 119) 

and this word "mending" is the same word as the word 
in our text translated "restore." And I say to you that 
this business of restoring a fallen brother requires 
great skill also; not in anger nor overbearing attitude 
nor fault-finding, but in forgiveness, prayer, confes- 
sion, instruction, understanding, and all lowliness and 
meekness. 

IV. THK CONSIDERATION OF SELF 

"Considering thyself, lest thou also be 
tempted." 

The first question that comes to my mind is "Who 
isn't tempted?" Temptation is a universal testing for 
even the Son of Man could not escape its reach. What 
then is meant by this statement "lest thou be 
tempted"? 

The fallen brother was tempted to the point of yiela- 
mg and was overtaken by sin. It is the yielding that 
is sin. The song writer had it right when he wrote 
"Yield not to temptation, for yielding is sin." 

James 1 : 14, 15, says that temptation comes first, then 
the desire, and then the yielding which is sin. So we 
conclude that there is no sin apart from temptation. 
Therefore, the Apostle Paul is saying, watch yourself 
lest you be tempted to the point of yielding as was 
your brother. 

There is a phase here which is not entirely warranted 
by the text, and yet I feel that it does belong here. 
Can we. think of all that the blood of Christ has re- 
moved and blotted out of our lives and then not be 
v/illing to restore a brother? How much more fitting 
and in spiritual harmony to let our love reach out to a 
fallen brother and in sympathetic understanding help 
him to stand anew. Because we have been there, we 
should all the more be able to. understand, and remem- 
bering the forgiveness we have received, gladly rejoice 
in the restoration of a fallen brother. 

As in the words of our text, as I then consider my- 
self and the marvelous restoration Christ has given 
me, how can I do less toward my brother? 



A SKEPTIC once derided a Christian by asking him: 
"Say, George, what would you say if when you die 
you found there wasn't such a place as heaven after 
all." 

With a smile the believer replied: "I should say — 
well, I've had a fine time getting there anyway." 

Then the Christian sent a boomerang back: "What if 
you found there was a hell?" How about it? — Akron 
Ohio bulletin. 



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FEBRUARY 24, 1945 



God's Command 



Deuteronomy 23:9, "When the host goeth forth against 
thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing" 




By Rev. J. Keith Altig, Class of '43 

There are no new problems facing the human race. 
There are only new people facing old problems. The 
human race knows no problems and faces no diffi- 
culties which can not be resolved 
in the light of the plain teachings 
of God's word, the Holy Bible. 
Over 15 centuries ago, God made 
plain to us the responsibility of 
those who made up the "home 
front". when the hosts or armies 
went forth to battle. This re- 
sponsibility has not changed 
with the passing of the years and 
of the faithful discharge of that 
responsibility is one of the great- 
est needs of this hour. 

Be they the hosts of ancient Israel with their 
glittering swords and spears or modern "G.I's" with 
their well nigh unending accounterments of modem 
mechanized warfare the job of those who stay home 
is "to keep thee from every wicked thing." 

It is of the very greatest importance that we should 
keep ourselves from rejecting the revealed plan of God 
lor dealing with our sins. He has made known to us, 
in an authoritative way through His word, the Holy 
Bible, just what man should do to obtain favor in His 
sight. First of all, each person should recognize him- 
self as a sinner, for "all have sinned and come short 
Of the glory of God." Then man should remember that 
the "wages of sin is death," and spiritual death or 
separation from God is the eternal destiny of those 
who leave this life with the burden of sin still upon 
them. Man cannot be saved by his own good works 
for God looks upon the self -righteousness of man as a 
'•filthy rag" and more than that, sin cannot be removed 
except by the shedding of blood for "without the shed- 
ding of blood there is no remission of sin." 

Man therefore finds himself a sinner in the sight of 
God, unable to deal adequately with his sin, having no 
alternative but to cast himself in simple faith upon 
the mercy of God and accept the provision that Christ 
made when "He bore our sins in His own body on ths 
tree that we being dead to sin might live unto right- 
eousness." 

Having once settled the sin question in God's way 
there are other "wicked things" from which we should 
keep ourselves and one of them is DOUBT. The tempta- 
tion to doubt His love and to "charge God foolishly" 
begins as we see our loved ones leaving, one by one, 
and the temptation grows as we read and hear of the 
hardships they are called upon to endure. The final 
test comes when we receive the notice that the loved 
one has been killed or is missing in action. What do we 
do then? Do we question God's love? Do we lift up 
our voices and charge God with forsaking us? 
We should not, for "He worketh all things after the 



counsel of His own will" and doubt and unbelief are 
wicked things from which we must keep ourselves. 

"Keep thee from SELF INDULGENCE" might well be 
read into the text, for that "wicked thing" is eating 
its way into the heart of our Nation like a dry rot. 
The love of ease and pleasure is sapping the moral 
character of our Nation as nothing else can. People 
who have worked long hours find it difficult to main- 
tain their interest in spiritual things and as a result 
the house of God is neglected and the private devo- 
tional life is curtailed. Not only that but people with 
no special interest in Christian things seize upon the 
Slightest excuse for staging a "blow off" in the name 
of recreation. These orgies of sin and dissipation leave 
people unable to do their work efficiently and we will 
never know how much sorely needed equipment never 
reached our fighting men simply because the people 
t..t home did not have enough will power to deny them- 
selves some of the so-called pleasures of life. 

"Keep them from GREED is an admonition which 
sliould be burned into the hearts of everyone in these 
days. There is no place in decent society for the person 
who will put his own enrichment above the interests of 
those who are facing death for him. No one should 
hope or work for this war to continue for one hour 
longer than absolutely necessary in order that hp 
might enrich himself. 

To keep ourselves from PRIDE and SELF GLORY is 
something we should remember to do as the day of 
victory draws near. We will be as ready to give God 
the glory for any victory which may be ours as we are 
to ask him for help in an hour of need? Will we be as 
ready to sing "Praise God from Whom All Blessings 
Flow" as we are to sing "God Bless America?" In the 
hour of victory let us remember that "the battle is not 
ours but God's" and praise Him for His wonderful 
grace and mercy. 

The inflexible determination of every American in 
our land should be to keep themselves from IMPURITY 
OF PERSONAL LIFE. Temptations of this kind mount 
dangerously in days when home life is disrupied by 
the absence of loved ones and by increased obligations 
outside the home. No public disgrace and social ostra- 
cism could be too severe for the person who takes ad- 
vantage of the absence of loved ones, either in the 
armed services or at work in the factories to violate 
the laws of morality and honor. 

Perhaps other things of equal importance could be 
mentioned, but at least enough has been said to make 
each one of us realize that in this time of national and 
world-wide distress and trouble, our responsibility to 
God, our Nation and our loved ones is to keep ourselves 
from every wicked thing. 



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GRACE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 

SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, 1844 

J)"'"* , Church Receipt No. Amount 

Kalpli J. Oolbum, Compton, California 6849 $ 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Bailey. Berne, Indiana 6850 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Hevel, North Liberty, Indiana 6851 10 00 

Clark Property, Long Beach, California (First) 6852 76 00 

Samuel Baker, Long Beach, CaUfomia, (First) 6853 10 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilham Garwood, Long Beach, California 

,, (^'^" 6854 10.00 

Mrs. Mary E. Miller, Long Beach, Cahfomia (First) . . . .6855 25 00 

Mrs. Minnie Nelson, Long Beach, CaUtornia (First) ....6856 25 00 

Mr. N. C. Nielsen, Long Beach, CaUfomia (First) ..6857 15 00 

Mr. T. E. Turpin, Long Beach, California (First) 6858 '>5 00 

Mr. Sidney B. Vaughn. Long Beach, Cahfomia (First) . .6859 500 
First Brethren Bible School, Long Beach, Cahfomia 

„. '*"^''. ; • ■ 6860 206. S6 

V\ omen s Missionan' Council, Long Beach, Cahfomia 

„. 'J^'* 6861 50.00 

Hurst Brethren Church, Long Beach, California (First) . .6862 106 00 

Frank Coleman, Jr., Cleveland, Ohio 6863 500 

First Brethren Bible .SohooJ, Altoona, Pennsylvania ....6864 1400 

Sam Horney, Whittier, Cahfomia 6865 5 00 

EUzabeth Homey, Whittier, Cahfomia 6866 5 00 

Mrs. Ann Swails, New Troy, Michigan 6867 100 00 

Grover Snyder, Conemaugh, Pennsylvania 6868 50 00 

Mrs. Behe Stoner, Morrill, Kansas 6869 lo!oO 

Mrs. Dessie Bailey, Berne, Indiana 6870 5 00 

Mrs. O. C. Eckelbarger, Peru, Indiana !6871 I'uo 

Southern Virginia Young People's Fellowship 6872 25 00 

Mr. William MiUer, Flora, Indiana 6873 5.00 

Miss Kuth Kent. Nappanee, Indiana \ ^6874 15 00 

First Brethren Sunday School, Dallas Center, Iowa ....'8875 50 00 

Mrs. Anna Fanvell, Johnstown, Pennsylvania 6876 25 00 

Mr. and Mrs. David Craig, PliUadelphia, Pennsylvania 

(Kl«') 6877 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Miller, Osceola, Indiana 6878 15 00 

Sam Homey, Whittier, California 6879 5 j)0 

Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Aeby, Indianapolis, Indiana 6880 50 00 

Miss Hazel Shively, Los Angeles, CaUfomia (Second) .. 6881 30 00 

W. Wayne Baker, South Gate, Cahfomia 6882 500 

Mr. and Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy, Eittman, Ohio (25.00) 

HolUns, Vteginia (.$25.00) 6883 50 00 

Clark Estate, Long Beach, Cahfomia (First) 6884 150 00 

First Brethren Church, Long Beach, CaUfomia (First) ..6885 15 00 

Kev. and Mrs. Edward Bowman, Bueua Vista, Virginia ..6886 1100 

Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Lynn, Buena Vista, Virgmia 6887 10 00 

Mrs. NeUie Prj-or, Buena Vista, Virginia 6888 lo'oO 

Mr. Graham Smith, Buena Vista, Virginia 6889 8 :;5 

Mr. M. M. Teague, Buena Vista, Virginia 6890 8 00 

Mr. George Smals, Buena Vista, Virgmia 6891 e'aO 

Mr. Kenneth Teague, Buena Vista, Virginia 6892 6 01) 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Vest, Buena Vista, Virginia 6893 500 

Mr. Harry Ballard, Buena Vista, Virgmia 0894 4' 73 

•Mr. David Coffey, Bueua Vista, Virginia 6895 430 

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Bates, Buena Vista, Virginia 6896 4'lin 

Mr. J. F. Lynn, Buena Vista, Virginia 6897 a'"^ 

Mrs. J. F. Lynn, Buena Vista, Virginia . . . -. 6898 ^'nn 

Mr. Talmadge Taylor, Buena Vista, Virginia '6899 2'nn 

Miss Audrey Byers, Buena Vista, Virginia ' '6900 1 nn 

Mrs. Audrey Staton, Buena Vista, Virginia ' ' 6901 17" 

Mrs. Katie Ryman. Buena Vista, Virginia . . . . '. 6902 I'nn 

Mr. W. S. Johns, Buena Vista, Virginia ! ' " 6903 inn 

Mr. Wilhe Rowsey, Buena Vista, Virginia 6904 I'oo 

Mrs. Sarah Wiggleton, Buena Vista, Virginia 6905 I'ljo 

Mr. Cleo Rowsey, Buena Vista, Virgmia ''6906 70 

Miss Sarah Ohittum, Buena Vista, Virginia ' ' 6907 fiV 

Mr. Ralph Dyer, Buena Vista, Virginia !6908 50 

Jimmie Smals, Buena Vista, Virginia ] ! 6909 25 

Buddie Smals. Bueua Vista, Virginia .' .' ' ' 6910 '-'0 

WilUam Smals, Buena Vista, Virginia !!69H '^5 

J. D. Conner, Buena A'ista, Virginia !...!!' 6912 '15 

Young People's C. E. Society, Buena Vista, Virginia' . '. '. ^6913 4'34 

Bethel Brethren Church, Berne, Indiana . . . : 6914 So'co 

Rev. Robert W. HiU. Long Beach, Cahfomia (First) ..6915 s'oo 

Mr. J. H. Putt, Roanoke, Virginia 6916 20 00 

Mr. W. V. Kndley, Roanoke, Virginia 6917 s'llO 

Ghent Brethren Church, Roanoke. Virginia ] !6918 1 90 

Mrs. Paul Kesling, Pern, Indiana !]6919 10 00 

Miss Angle Garber, Leon, Iowa 6920 5 00 

Prof, and Mrs. H. A. Kent, Washington. D. O. !!!.'! 6921 "0 I'O 

First Bretlu-en Sunday School. Oovmgton, Virginia 6922 5o'6o 

I. B. Hawkins, Covington, Virginia 6923 5'uo 

Rev. Jesse HaU, Covmgton, Virginia 6924 a'ul) 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Perdue, Covington, Virginia 6926 5 00 

Henry Radford, Covington, Virginia 6926 2 00 

Mrs. Nelson Seyemore, Covington, Virginia 6927 2 00 

Mrs. J. A. Myers, Covington, Virginia 6928 I'oO 

Mrs. Martha Terry, Covington, Virginia 6929 1 00 

F^rst Brethren Church, Covington, Virginia .... '6930 2"oO 

Mrs. W. Dankeny, Akron (Ellet) ' !6931 s'oO 

Loraine Beard, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6932 500 

Mrs. iEldred Beltz, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6933 2 00 

Mrs. Thomas Carroll, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6934 5 UO 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Casteel, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) .6935 200 

Mrs. Johanna Coast, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6936 7 00 

Mrs. Mabel Croyle, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6937 ''OO 

Mildred Dobbins, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6938 1 00 

Edith Gingrich, Akron, . Ohio (Ellet) !6939 10 00 

Rev. R. E. Gingrich, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6940 10.00 

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Mrs. Zola Hutton, Akron, Ohio (EUet) 6941 

Mrs. Eva Moore, Akron, Ohio (EUet) '.'.'.'.!! 6942 

Mrs. Martha PhilUppi, Akron, Ohio (EUet) ....'.'.'. .6943 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pluck, Akron, Ohio (EUet) 6944 

Mr. and Mre. Harold Quartz, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6945 

Mrs. A. .4. Rausoh, Akron, Ohio (EUet) 6946 

Mrs. Beulah Reed, Akron, Ohio (EUet) 6947 

Mr. and Mrs. George Ripple, Akron, Ohio (EUet) '.'. . . . !6»48 
Mr. and Mrs. WUUam Shchter, Akron, OMo (Ellet) . . 6949 
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Turner, Akron, Ohio (EUet) ....6960 

Mary WUhams, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) 6951 

Mrs. Hazel Woltenbarger, Akron, Ohio (Ellet) ......'. !6952 

F'irst Brethren Sunday School, Akron, Ohio (EUet) . . . .6953 

Flo Mellick, Greemvick, Ohio 6954 

Mrs. Nelhe Kistner, MorrUl, Kansas ] ] 6955 

Fh-st Brethren Church, Long Beach, CaUfomia ...... 6956 

Mra. E. Nowack, Dayton, Ohio (First) 6957 

Ljnn Schrock, Waterloo, Iowa 6958 

Huth Croker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (First) ...!!!6959 

Mrs. Charles Cook, Covington, Virginia 6960 

Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. Hoover, Amity, Pennsylvania . . . .6961 

RusseU W. Hoover, Amity. Pennsylvania 6962 

Miss Florence E. Grimm, Baltimore, Maryland .!.'.' . . .' .6963 

First Brethren Church, PhUadelphia, Pennsylvania 6964 

Sam Horney. Whittier, Cahfomia 6965 

Anna V. Goodenberger, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio .6966 

Blanche Blair, Cuyahoga Flails, Ohio 6967 

Mr. and Mrs. Earle R. Cole, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio ....6968 
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Braucher, Cuyahoga FaUs, Ohio . . . .6969 
Mr. and Mrs. K. E. Hancock, Cuyahoga FaUs, Ohio ..6970 
Jlr. and Mrs. Donald Koplin, Cuyahoga FaUs, Ohio . . . .6971 

W V. HolSinger, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 6972 

Mra. Grace Morris, Cuyahoga F'aUs, Ohio 6973 

WilUam T. Morris, Cuyahoga FaUs, Ohio 6974 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar S. Rupert, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio . . . .6975 

Clarence Wraight, Winona Lake, Indiana 6976 

Solon Hoyt, Ashland, Ohio 6977 

Rev. and Mrs. Hill Maconaghy, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

(Krst) 6978 

West Homer Brethren Church, Homerville, Ohio 6979 

LoweU Hoyt, Firestone Park, Ohio 6980 

A FMend, Helena, Montana 6981 

Philathea Bible Class, PhUadelphia, Pennsylvania (First) 6982 
Mrs. WilUam A. Siefer, Clayton, Ohio 6983 

Total 

Mrs, Alva J. McClain 
Financial Secretary. 



Amount 
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2.00 
2.00 
5.00 
10.00 
5.00 
2.00 
10.00 
10.00 
15.00 



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3.09 

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20.01 

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20.00 



ROBERT MILLER— (Class of '38) 

Rev. Robert E. Miller, B. S. (Wheaton College, 1935), 
B.Th., is a graduate of Grace Seminary in the first 
class of 1938. He and his -wife, the former Althea 
Schwartz, were accepted for the African mission field 
but because of the war it was not possible to go to the 
field with children. After serving the church in Tracy, 
California, he accepted the call to Martinsburg, Penn- 
sylvania, where he has been since August of 1941. 

The Lord has blessed the church in many ways. The 
church is now entirely self-supporting after having 
been on a circuit for many years. This also means that 
the Yellow Creek Brethren Church is on its own under 
the leadership of Rev. Fred "Walter. The Martinsburg 
church is known as "Morrison Cove's Bible Teaching 
Center." It is the home of the Cove Monthly Bible 
Conference which has for its speakers outstanding Bible 
teachers of the world such as Col. F. J. Miles, Dr. Nor- 
man B. Harrison, Dr. Herbert Lockyer, Dr. Arthur 
Forest 'Wells, Dr. Harold S. Laird, and others. 

Each year at Easter Prof. Herman Hoyt is with them 
for a week of Bible conference. The Lord blesses these 
increasingly each year. Recently they experienced one 
of the highlights of the church's history — A 'Victory 
Revival with Evangelist R. Paul Miller, the pastor's 
father. 

Rev. Miller teaches two weekly classes at the Altoona 
Bible Institute and is the secretary of East Fellowship 
of Brethren Churches. 



FEBRUARY 24, 1945 




Brethren National 



A WORD TO PASTORS AND C. E. PRESIDENT 

How are you making out with your chart and goals? 
You are almost through the second quarter, ending 
with the last Sunday in February. Be sure that your 
goals are all tnet and that your report and offering are 
sent to the proper national officers on time. Our offer- 
ing for this quarter goes to Foreign Missions. Please 
send your society offering to the National Treasurer, 
Archie Parr— this will help you reach your goal. Your 
individual offerings may be presented through the local 
church, but mark them either "C. E. Kliever," or "Ann 
Celeste. Kliever." Only if they are marked thusly will 
they be alloted to these, the C. E. Missionaries. 

Pastors, thanks for helping to line up the societies of 
your Church with the National Brethren Union pro- 
gram. We feel that your young people appreciate your 
extra effort on their behalf; only eternity will tell oi 
all the good that is thus accomplished. 



PROGRAM FOR MARCH 25, 1945 

CHRIST'S TRIUMPH, THEN, AND YET 
TO COME 

Scripture— John 12:12-19. 

Program Purpose— TO SHOW THAT CHRIST IS 
ALWAYS TRIUMPHANT. 

Leader— Tell the incident of the Scripture above in 
your own words, referring to the accounts in Matt. 21: 
1-9, and Luke 19:28-40. Mention that this study in- 
cludes both the past "Triumphal Entry" of the Lord, 
and the coming of the Lord, yet future, to set up "His 
Kingdom." Ask your pastor, if need be, for additional 
help on this subject. Put a little time on the prepar- 
ation of this study and make your program interestmg. 

Topic One— WHY IS THIS INCIDENT CALLED THE 
TRIUMPHAL ENTRY? 

1. It was a time of tremendous rejoicing — Matt. 21:9. 

2. The stones would have "cried out" if the people 
had remained silent — Luke 19:39, 40. 

3. It was a kingly procession — Matt. 21:7,8. 

4. Jesus officially offered Himself as King to the 
Jews at this time. 

Topic Two— IN WHAT SENSE WAS IT NOT A TRI- 
UMPHAL ENTRY? 

1. See John 19:15. 

2. The enthusiasm was short-lived. 

3. The world had only for a moment "gone after 
Him."— John 12:19. 

4. Within a few days this same crowd was de- 
manding "crucify Him!" 

Topic Three— WHEN WILL CHRIST MAKE A PER- 
MANENT TRIUMPHAL ENTRY? 
1. Immediately after the great tribulation— Rev. 19: 
11-16. 



Christian Endeavor 



2. 



3. 



4. 



Christ will at that time set up His kingdom- 
Rev. 11:15. 

The seat of His Kingdom will be at Jerusalem— 
Isa. 24:23. 

His triumph at that time will be permanent, not 
short-lived. 
Topic Four— LESSONS FROM THIS STUDY. 

1. Shows the exactness of prophetic fulfillment — 
Zech. 9:9. 

2. Shows the fickleness of the ordinary crowd who 
have not been "born again" by faith in the Son 
of God. 

3. Shows how the Jews had deliverance at hand 
but rejected their King. 

4. Shows how Christ's own creation of nature was 
more obedient than the people. 

5. Shows how Christ is always triumphant, even in 
apparent defeat. 

Leader — Sum up the topic when all have spoken, and 
lead the group in a discussion of the various' ways we 
reject the Lord in our lives thus cutting short His 
triumph in us. 



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that his faith was in the son of God. In other words, 
he believed Christ was truly deity. 

Again, Paul believed that Christ loved him — "who 
loved me." Notice how personal he is. He believed that 
Christ loved him individually — enough to die for him. 

Christian, isn't it wonderful to know that Christ 
loved each one of us individually? Yes, he even loved 
us enough to die for us. 

Paul's faith was also in the work which Christ did 
for him on the cross. He says, "who loved me and gave 
Himself up for me" (R.V.) . The implication is that he 
believed Christ's work on the cross was sufficient for 
his salvation. 

Notice that Paul says, "He give Himself up." We so 
often think of the Father as sending Christ to the cross. 
This is true, but do not forget, Jesus was a willing 
sacrifice. It was love that sent Him to the cross, and 
it was love that held Him there. 

If you have faith in Jesus as the Son of God; if you 
trust that His atoning work was sufficient, and you 
accept it, God sees you crucified, body, soul, and spirit 
with Christ. And as a result of this crucifixion, you 
have a new life in which Christ lives. 

Christians', this fact should cause us to want to praise. 
Him over and over again. Our prayers and our lives 
should express a moment-by-moment thanksgiving for 
the loving kindness and grace of our God and Saviour. 
It should cause us to be jubilant, happy Christians, so 
that the man of the world who knows not our Christ 
might be able to see Him in the face of a Christian. 



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SECOND BRETHREN CHURCH, LOS ANGELES 

We became the Pastor of this church last October 
15. Brother George Richardson had supplied for several 
months and was used of the Lord in the transition 
period to bring great blessings to the church. We have 
now served as pastor for four months and report the 
progress during this period. 

This was the period during which elections came and 
there has been some reorganization. But along with 
this there has also been much of real Christian fellow- 
ship. Week by week we discover a greater spirit of 
genuine Christian friendship prevailing. 

Our annual Thanksgiving Offering was the largest in 
the history of the Church, $2,842.98. The Christmas 
and New Year's Services were well attended and full 
of spiritual inspiration and instruction. 

Our Victory Revival with John Carrara from New 
Jersey as evangelist was full of real blessings. There 
were twenty-one public confessions, twelve of whom 
were first-time confessions. The members were edi- 
fied. The people of the community were attracted and 
prospects secured for follow up. It was a good revival, 
an all-round Biblical revival in many ways. Sixteen 
members have been added to the church and several 
will be baptized soon. 

Our next special blessing is the "Youth Bible Con- 
ference," February 14-18, with Dan Gilbert as speaker. 
Once a month we plan something special for the young 
people, either a conference, or a special Sunday eve- 
ning service, something of a deeply spiritual nature in- 
stead of just recreational or athletic or social. 

Looking ahead we see a Missionary Conference pre- 
ceding Resurrection Day and then a Bible Conference 
with R. D. Barnard of San Diego as speaker. 

Charles H. Ashman, Pastor. 

FILLMORE, CALIFORNIA 

Rev. Albert Lantz, pastor of the First Brethren 
Church of Fillmore, California announces the plans for 
a "Good News Revival" with Rev. William Clough of 
Whittier, California as evangelist. He asks the prayers 
of the brotherhood in behalf of the evangelist and 
church alike. 

The time of the revival is February 18-March 4. 



HOW MUCH OUGHT I TO GIVE? 

Give as you would if an angel 
Awaited your gift at the door; 

Give as you would if tomorrow 
Found you where giving was o'er; 

Give as you would to the Master 
If you met His loving look; 

Give as you would of your substance 
If His hand your offering took. 

Selected 




Gifts for the Brethren Radio Hour continue to come 
in from all over the Brotherhood, but not in sufficient 
number to make up the initial $5,000 necessary to 
start. The project needs the prayers first of every 
Brethren believer. Every effort is being made to select 
the radio stations which cover the greatest number of 
Brethren people. Consideration is also being given to 
the large centers of population where the Gospel mes- 
sage is especially needed. 

Final decision on these matters must await the rais- 
ing of the $5,000 fund. 

Quite a few Brethren churches, however, are already 
on the air with local radio programs which are paying 
good dividends in soul saving and growth in their own 
church membership. The same dividends will pay na- 
tionally. 

The Brethren Hour will originate in the closest large 
station to Winona Lake, Indiana, and will be a LIVE 
program as far as possible — not transcription. 

Let's all help put it on the air soon! 

Whatever gift you feel led to offer, just send it to 
the Brethren Radio Hour, Box 2, Winona Lake, Indiana. 



SHALL I PRAY ON? 

For years I've prayed, and yet I see no change 
The' mountain stands exactly where it stood; 
The shadows that it casts are just as deep; 
The pathway to its summit e'en more steep. 
Shall I pray on? 

Shall I pray on with ne'er a hopeful sign? 
Not only does the mountain still remain 
But, while I watch to see it disappear. 
Becomes the more appalling year by year. 
Shall I pray on? 

I Will pray on. Though distant it may seem. 
The answer may be almost at my door. 
Or just around the corner on its way. 
But whether near or far, yea, I shall pray — 
I wUl pray on. 

Edith L. Mapes, 

Altoona, Pennsylvania Bulletin. 



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FOREIGN MISSIONS NUMBER 




Vol. 7, No. 9 



March 3, 1945 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



^^t>lTORIAHiY spjj^KlNO 



By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



ALL PASTORS-- ATTENTION! 

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Easter supplies — circular letter to membership, 
offering envelopes, etc., order quantity desired 
immediately. Send these orders to the office of 
the Foreign Missionary Society, 1925 East Fifth 
Street, Long Beach 4, California. If you desire 
extra copies of the two special Easter issues of 
the Foreign Missionary Number of The "Breth- 
ren Missionary Herald," order direct from the 
Brethren Missionary Herald Co. 



KLIEVERS HOMf:SICK FOR 
AFRICA ALREADY! 

Brother Jake Kliever is now doing deputation work 
among the churches. His wife is holding the fort with 
her two precious little girls in North Long Beach. She 
is a member of the Second Brethren Church of Long 
Beach. A letter from Brother Kliever, written from 
Winona Lake on February 6, reveals the missionary 
spirit of the Klievers. They certainly are impregnated 
with it. After having extended talks with them both, 
the editor wonders why they ever were sent home for 
a furlough. They look as though they didn't need 
a furlough. However, we presume they did; at 
least they were under orders, and it is not their fault 
that they are home. Missionaries indeed! God give us 
more like unto them. But here is a paragraph from 
Brother Kliever's letter which the editor has just re- 
ceived. It speaks for itself: 

"Seminary closes and the new term starts April 30 
for two months. That sounds interesting; I will barely 
finish the eastern churches then. I still haven't talked 
to the California churches. The next chance for a few 
months' study wUl be September and October. But 
somebody has to get back to Africa. Freda and I will 
CO whatever the Board is given in the way of telling us 
how and where we can do the most good for the win- 
ning of souls out of Africa. We are, therefore, putting 
ourselves under your direction, praying that He by His 
Spirit will lead you into the best." 

AND THE MORE POWER TO 'EM! 

As we are writing these editorials the morning paper 
prints a newspaper dispatch from St. Petersburg, Fla., 



dated January 12, telling us that the male student body 
of St. Petersburg Junior College has risen up in indig- 
nation against the coeds of that school continuing to 
wear slacks. To make their protest effective the boys 
began wearing feminine apparel. The coeds retaliated 
by threatening to cut their hair G. I. style. T. L. 
Carter, representing the boys, came back with a coun- 
ter-threat that the men would resort to lipstick and 
rouge. If the girls only knew it, the average man 
whose opinion is worth anything does not like and 
never did like to see the ladies trotting about in any- 
thing that looks like masculine garb. And slacks do 
smack of masculine garb. Anyhow, the Editor prays 
"God bless the boys and the more power to 'em!" 

"THE POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS 
TENSIONS IN LATIN-AMERICA" 

George P. Howard, the Evangelical Lecturer of the 
Committee on Co-operation in Latin-America, toward 
the close of November 1944, after an extended trip 
from the Rio Grande, all the way down to Argentina, 
gives us a very interesting account of the reaction of 
the people in Latin-America to the Roman Catholic 
persecution of protestant missionaries. The readers of 
the Herald will be intensely interested in what he has 
to say on another page. Be sure and read it. Again the 
Editor predicts, if our Lord shall tarry, the most 
strategic and fruitful field for protestant labor in all 
the world will be none other than the now neglected 
continent of Latin -America. 

COFFEE "WITH AN ESCORT"! 

George P. Howard, in a circular letter which has 
just come to the editor's desk, gives an interesting story 
of an experience after he crossed the border into 
Mexico. He says: 

"At one little wayside inn where we drew up on the 
bus trip to Chihuahua, a little Indian boy came run- 
ning up and asked: 'Would you Uke some coffee, 
senor?' I said I would. 'With an escort?' I didn't know 
v.hat that meant, but I knew I was back in Latin 
America where everything is different, and I couldn't 
>see why I shouldn't have my coffee with an 'escort.' 
My favorite sermon is 'Living with a Flourish.' Why 
not drink coffee with a flourish? The coffee came, 
but no escort. One mouthful, however, revealed Us 
presence. A liberal portion of tequila, the native rum, 
had been added to the coffee!" 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD: Entered as second-class matter April 16, 1943 at the postoffice at Winona Lake, Indiana, Mder the 
Act of March 3, 1879. Issued four times each month by The Brethren Jlisosionary Herald Co., Winona Lake. Indiana. Subscription pnce. $1.00 a rear; 
Foreign countries $1.50 a year. ADMINISTRATION: Marrin L. Goodman, Secretary of^ Publicationa. 
Bernard Schneider, Vice-President; R. D. Crees. .Secretary; Homer A. Kent, Tr 
L. Lynn, S. \V. Link, Walter A. Lepp. Editors; Foreign Missions. Louis S. 
L. L. Grubb: Seminary, Alva J. McClain; Managing Editor, Marvin L. Goodn 

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS: 

;i . Paul Bauman. Mrs. John Aeby, R. E. Gingrich, L. L 
Bauman; Women's Missionary Council, Mrs. John Aeby; Ho 



Missions, 



MARCH 3, 1945 



Well, well! "Live and learn," they say! "Coffee with 
an 'escort'," would be something else in Hollywood. You 
don't know just exactly how Mexican "tequila" might 
taste, and as much as we are opposed to "rum," we 
believe we would prefer Mexican "tequila" to the escort 
they would furnish us in Hollywood. 

CHILE VS. UNITED STATES 

A young Chilean woman by the name of Lenka 
Franulic, a leading woman writer of Chile visited Los 
Angeles a few days ago. She is touring the United 
States from the East to the West, writing articles, 
mostly interviews for Ercilla, a leading weekly magazine 
of Santiago, ChUe. She says that she is in search of an 
answer to the question "Why has the United States 
the greatest divorce rate in the world. Is it the fauit 
of the women or of the men or of both. Or are circum- 
stances beyond their understanding or control?" As 
we write she is in Hollywood! We can only say she is 
in the right spot for her search. She declares that 
"the women of Chile seem to be going in the same 
direction that led American women to their present 
situation so far as it can be judged." Well, as between 
Chile and the United States getting into an argument 
on this subject, it would only be a case of the proverbial 
"pot calling kettle black." When the Editor was m 
Chile in 1923 he purchased a book "published by the 
Chilian government" in 1915 furnishing complete 
statistics on all phases of life in that country. As he 
writes, this book lies open before him, and in the 
chapter on "Demograchy" the government reports that 
at that time there were only six marriages yearly to 
every thousand inhabitants! When we were there in 
1923 we were reliably informed that 90% of the chil- 
dren of Chile were illegitimate. So far as we have been 
able to ascertain the conditions have not improved 
since then. The percentage of illegitimate birth in the 
cities' is not as high as in the back country. We learned 
while we were in Chile that the percentage in Santiago, 
the Capital, was 55%. 

The conditions in Chile perhaps are not worse than 
in most other countries of South America. In searching 
for the reason, Prof. Ross, an American and long resi- 
dent in Bolivia has this to say: "In Colombia and 
Equador it is frequently declared that many local 
couples live unmarried owing to the high cost of a 
church marriage. Eight dollars, the minimum fee, is a 
serious charge for a peon earning a few cents a day. . . . 
Yet after such allowances are made, the marriage in- 
stitution appears to be weaker on the West Coast of 
South America than in any other Christian land, in 
the Mussulman Countries, or in the Societies of India, 
China and Japan." 

These terrible conditions prevailing in Latin America 
can be laid largely at the door of the Roman Catholic 
Church— a Church that is utterly without any saving 
salt within it! The itching palms of the priests are 
very largely responsible, in that a man and woman 
simply decide to live together as husband and wife 
and forget about the marriage ceremony. For there is 
none under the laws that can legally perform these 
ceremonies in most of those countries, save the priests 
of Rome. When a man and a woman thus enter into 



agreement with each other, to love each other until 
death do them part and are faithful to their vows, the 
Editor of this paper is not saying that they are living 
in adultery or that their children are illegitimate in the- 
sight of a just God. God alone knows how much of the 
awful darkness, degradation, disease, and sin with 
which all Latin America is cursed, can be laid at the 
door of the church of Rome! 

MODERNISM— A SIGN OF THE END 

Bishop Francis McConnell of New York City, an 
apostate Methodist Bishop, formerly President of the 
"Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America," 
declared recently that future historians will "prob- 
ably say that the most significant event of the 
twentieth century was the . founding of the World 
Council of Churches [marking] the beginning of the 
end of denominational antagonism." 

Yes, Bishop, and likewise, may we say that it will 
mark "the beginning of the end" of so-called Chris- 
tians standing for anything or believing anything! 
When the denominations once belittle and ignore all 
the things upon which they disagree, what will there 
be left? The Christian Victory, which just came to 
my desk, commenting on this declares there will not 
be much left "except the empty shell of religious 
formalism." For once, we will have to disagree with 
our good friend, the editor of Christian Victory. Not 
even "the empty shell of religious formalism" would be 
left; for, that whole conglomerate crowd could not 
even agree on a form! There wouldn't even be the 
rim left to the cipher! Imagine the Apostle Paul as a 
member of such a church! Read the first chapter of 
Galatians, and then do some thinking! 

Bishop McConnell may sound broad and appear 
charitable, neither of which he is. If you think he is, 
ask him what he thinks of fundamentalists who still 
believe the Bible! The time has come when we need 
warriors again who will fearlessly "contend for the faith 
once for all delivered unto the saints" (Jude 3). We 
need Pauls and Luthers who will dig away all this 
Modernistic rubbish, and get down to the old rock- 
ribbed Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ; 
and, standing squarely upon it with both feet, swing 
their fists to the chin of the devil and all who are of 
his non-faith — men who will preach that Gospel, "let- 
ting the chips fall" where they may. 

Compromise has been in the atmosphere of the 
Christian Church now for the past fifty years, and 
what a harvest we are reaping! All this may sound 
very narrow in this broad-minded age in which we're 
living, but it is not narrower than was that great 
apostle "whom Jesus loved" (John 21:20) — that piece 
of human dynamite who thundered forth to all men 
the solemn warning: "Whosoever transgresseth, and 
abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. 
He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both 
the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, 
and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into' your 
house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth 
him God speed is partalcer of his evil deeds" (I John 
9-11). 

When Bishop McConneU says that "the most signifi- 
cant event of the twentieth century was the founding 



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of the World Council of Churches," by which he means 
the so-called "Federal Council of Churches of Christ," 
he is telling the truth. But what truth? Let the Word 
of God itself give answer: 

"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter 
times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to 
seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils" (1 Tim. 4:1). 

"But there were false prophets also among the people, 
even as there shall be false teachers among you, who 
privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying 
the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves 
swift destruction. And many shall follow their per- 
nicious ways; by reason of whom the way of truth 
shall be evil spoken of" (II Peter 2:1,2). 

"Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day 
shall not come, except there come a falling away 
[Greek apostasia] first, and that man of sin be re- 
vealed, the son of perdition; who opposeth and exalteth 
himself above all that is called God, or that is wor- 
shipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of 
God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye 
not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these 
things?" (IIThess. 2:3-5). 

One of the outstanding signs that the great apostasy 
is at hand, that will bring forth the . antichrist and 
ring down the curtain upon our age, is to be found in 
the so-called "Federal Churches of Christ in America," 
due to its apostate leadership. 

"MAN PROPOSES! BUT, GOD!" 

In the dark days of the first World War, on Novem- 
ber 2, 1917, the British Government made a solemn 
promise to the Jew. Historically, it is known as the 
"BALFOUR DECLARATION." That declaration read 
as follows: "His Majesty's government view with favor 
the establishment in Palestine of a national home for 
the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavors to 
facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly 
understood that nothing shall be done which may 
prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non- 
Jewish communities in Palestine or the rights and 
political status enjoyed by Jews in any other country." 

This "declaration" was the causfe of tremendous re- 
joicing throughout the Jewish world. "A National 
Home!" That has been the dream of the Jews for 2f) 
centuries of time! At last they believed it would be 
realized! 

But what happened? The recent Prime Minister 
Meville Chamberlain, the man of umbrella fame, who 
sought to govern by appeasement, sponsored an act of 
Parliament, which provided that only 75,000 Jews could 
enter Palestine during the year 1939 to March 1944. 
After that date, only by con.sent of the Arabs, could any 
Jews enter the Holy Land. Moreover, land sales to the 
Jews were to be restricted. Likewise, not more than 
one-third of the population could consist of Jews. As 
for the government in Palestine, the Arabs were to 
possess the final decision in all matters. 

Now that didn't sound much like a "National Home 
for Jewish People." Winston Churchill, himself, called 
it a "plain breach of promise, a repudiation of the 
mandate;" and, in vehement protest, he said: "I regret 
very much that the pledge of the Balfour Declaration, 
endorsed as it has been by successive governments, 



and the condition under which we obtained the man- 
date, have both been violated by the government's pro- 
posals." United States Senator. Clark of Missouri said 
that unless the policy of the government as set forth 
in the "British White Paper," is repudiated, or modi- 
fied, the tragedy of the Jew in our time, will be infin- 
itely worse than the tragedy of the Jew throi;ghout 
the ages." 

As this Second World War approaches its end once 
again, the covetous eyes of the rulers of the nations are 
being centered on Palestine, and they are thinking 
more than they are saying. The Jews are demanding 
a place at the coming peace table. The cause of the 
war itself, declared Adolf Hitler, is to be laid at the 
door of the Jew, and "the Jew controlled democracies." 
And now what will the "Big Three and all the other 
"Threes,*' do about it? 

Well, we may not know much what they are going to 
do about it, but we know what the Ruler of heaven 
and earth is going to do about it. Verily, He has 
spoken: 

"Hear the word of the Lord, O ye nations, 
and declare it in the isle afar off, and say. He 
that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep 
him, as a shepherd doth his flock" (Jer. 31:10). 

"For I will take you from among the 
heathen, and gather you out of all countries, 
. and will bring you into your own land. . . . and 
ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your 
fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will 
be your God .... And the desolate land shall 
be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of 
all that passed by. And they shall say, This 
land that was desolate is become like the 
garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate 
and ruined cities are become fenced, and are 
inhabited. Then the heathen that are left 
round about you shall know that I the Lord 
build the ruined places, and plant that that, 
[the Jews] was desolate: I THE LORD HAVE 
SPOKEN IT, AND I WILL DO IT" (Ezekiel 30: 
24, 28, 34, 35, 36). 

YES, YES, Man proposes— BUT GOD! 

SLAVES TO THE FLESH! 

Among the personal friends of the editor, he is happy 
to number Herbert Taylor, the 82 year old son of the 
famous missionary J. Hudson Taylor. We have had 
precious fellowship with him in the Long Beach 
church. Herbert Taylor was interned in Weihsien camp 
in China by the Japanese. A number of other mission- 
aries, as well as worldly people, were interned at the 
same time. Describing scenes within that camp, a 
Christian prisoner among them said: "it was pathetic 
and amusing to see poor restless women — not knowing 
what a day might bring forth — using make-up when a 
single lipstick costs 1000 Shanghai dollars." Such slav- 
ery to the flesh was recently made evident when some 
millions of people were unable to buy cigarettes, to 
satisfy the craving of the Flesh. One was impressed 
by the fact that many would prefer a bread famine 
anytime to a cigarette famine. Millions of Americans 



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today are driven as much by the flesh as were the 
black slaves driven by their taskmasters whip in the 
Southland before the Civil War, in fact those Negroes 
v/ere freer than these slaves of the flesh are today. It 
is related that Mr. Taylor sang to these woe-be-gone 
slaves of the flesh in that interment camp at one of 
the services: 

I left it all with Jesus long ago; 

All my sin I brought Him, and my woe; 
When by faith I saw Him on the tree, 

Heard His still small whisper, '"Tis for thee," 
From my heart the burden rolled away — 
Happy day! 

I leave it all with Jesus; for He knows 
How to steal the bitter from life's woes. 

How to gild the tear-drop with His smUe, 
Make the desert garden bloom awhile; 

When my weakness leaneth on His might 
All seems light. 

I leave it all with Jesus day by day; 

Faith can firmly trust Him, come what may; 
Hope has dropped her achor, found her rest 

In the calm, sure haven of His breast; 
Love esteems it heaven to abide 
At His side. 

O, leave it all with Jesus, drooping soul! 

Tell not half thy story, but the whole ! 
Worlds on worlds are hanging on His hand; 
Life and death are waiting His command; 
Yet His tender bosom makes thee room, 

Oh, Come home! 
Verily, "if the Son of man shall make you free, ye 
shall be free indeed I " 



BIGGER BRAINS FOR A BETTER WORLD? 

A great scientist, speaking at the Harvard Tercen- 
tenary celebration, said that if man's life is ever to be 
lived along entirely rational lines, free from war and 
crime, his brain must be enlarged. 

"It is tantalizing," Professor Adrian said, "to think 
of the new relations we should see, of the new world 
of thought we should live in, if our brains were bui 
twice their present size. Our behavior would then be 
superhuman!" 

The anthropologist, digging deep in the ground for 
the earliest traces of human life, finds skulls with 
exactly the same size brain cavities present day skulls 
show. Not very encouraging to Professor Adrian. 
■ Does the development of the brain keep men from 
crime? Ask the warden of a Federal penitentiary. 
Many of his prisoners are well educated. He gets the 
embezzlers, the forgers, and other dapper and de- 
veloped criminals. 

Men need something more than an enlarged bram. 
They need a new nature. Crime and all the rest of 
the world's evils are but evidences of the sinfulness of 
the old nature. We must proclaim God's good news 
that there is deliverance from sin — even from crime — 
in Jesus Christ, and there is the impartation of His life 
to all who will receive Him. — Moody Monthly. 



PITY THE POOR DOVE 




Los Angeles Times 

Gentle Reader, look upon this carton. It preaches its 
own sermon. When the unregenerate newspapers of 
the world begin to visualize world conditions and the 
world's hope for peace by cartoons like this, then it is 
time for Christians to begm to THINK! Perhaps, be- 
fore they think they had better examine the Word of 
God. 

Pray tell, what chance has the dove of peace in a 
world where the hearts of men are carnal — unregen- 
erate? Verily, as the Word of God proclaims from lid 
to lid, the hope of the world lies in the coming of our 
Lord Jesus Christ — the Prince of Peace. 

Verily, the Word of God tells us of a time "when the 
Lord Jesus Christ shall be revealed from heaven with 
His mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance 
on them that know not God, and that obey not the 
gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ" (II Thess. 1:7-9). 

Then, and not before, will there be a secure resting 
place for the dove of peace in this blood-smeared world 
of men. Then, and not before, will "the ransomed of 
the Lord return, and come to . Zion with songs and 
everlasting joy upon their heads." Then, and not be- 
fore, shall this poor old world "obtain joy and gladness, 
and sorrow and sighing flee away" (Isa. 35:10). 



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A Daily Vacation Bible School in South America. Did not Christ 
die for these also? But for our missionaries they would not hear. 



La Virgin de la Rosa (the Virgin 

of the Rose) one of many South 

American idols. 






These two Argentinos waited 109 years before 
they heard the Story ! 



AT A WAYSIDE SHRINE 

— in Argentina, a missionary leaves a tract that 

will tell some poor soul seeking peace, of the 

living God, who can save "whosoever will. 

"How shall they call on Him of whom they have 
not heard?" 



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During tho editor's visit to South 
America In 1923, he saw hundreds of 
Images of a dead Christ. In a cemetery 
at Rio Cuarto, he took tho above picture 
— the only intimation ho saw op heard 
of a risen Saviour. 



Here Is a picture tho editor snapped In 
Valparaiso, Chile. It Is a picture of a 
cigarette advertised and sold under the 
name, "MY LORD." We thought It ter- 
rible, then! But since then, tho olgarotto 
has become the "Lord" of countless mil- 
lions In our own country. In Valparaiso we 
saw also a den of Infamy operating under 
tho sign, "Tho House of the Virgin Mary. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



^Take Prophets''---A Sign 

A RADIO MESSAGE DELIVERED BY THE EDITOR OVER KGER 
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1945 



One of the strange inconsistencies of an unregen- 
erate man, is tliat he will often loudly profess to believe, 
and even believe that he believes something that he 
does not believe at all. Thus, hundreds upon hundreds 
of thousands of professed Christians today loudly 
acclaim their belief in the inspiration of the Bible, 
and declare it to be God's book. But when you pin 
them down, you will discover that they do not believe 
the Bible at all. They will take issue with statement 
after statement within the book — statements that 
admit of but one interpretation. 

Now the Bible is largely a book of prophecy. You 
take the pi'ophecies concerning events to come out of 
your Bible and it will shrink to about half its present 
size. Read these prophecies. Take them at their face 
value. Proclaim them to the people, and you will soon 
discover what we have said — the mass of people pro- 
fessing to believe the Bible do not believe it at all. 

Now, what God thinks of such people does not need 
to be told over the radio. Jesus distinctly said con- 
cerning His return to this earth: "And there shall be 
signs," but, let a man speak of those "signs," and up 
jumps more than half of the professed Christian people 
in our churches today to shout, "We do not believe in 
signs!" Perhaps nine tenths of the preachers in owr 
pulpits will shout the same thing. 

Well, now if you do not believe in signs, you do not 
believe the Bible. Why profess to believe what you do 
not believe? It Will be easier for you in the day of 
judgment to be an honest infidel than a dishonest 
one. A wolf parading about in the garments that 
nature gave him, is less de- 
serving of a bullet than a 
wolf that comes sneaking 
around in sheep's clothing. 

The most momentous 
events in the history of 
Jews and Gentiles are tak- 
ing place on this earth to- 
day. The prophets of God 
certainly did not overlook 
these events. Yet the 
preacher today who dares 
to open up the Word of 
God and point out to people 
the fact that these events 
were foretold, and to show 
unto the people their mean- 
ing — well, such a preacher 
is regarded as a wild-eyed 
fanatic by the vast major- - 
ity of preachers and church 
members today. However, 
this also was foretold; for 
Jesus said concerning His 
return to this earth that. 



"As a snare shall it come on all them that dwell or 
the face of the whole earth" (Luke 21:35). And again; 
"Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour youi 
Lord doth come" (Matt. 24:42). 

The parable of the ten virgins was given to show that 
even some of the choicest saints, as were the five wise 
virgins— that even they will be slumbering and sleep- 
ing, when the cry. shall resound through the sky; "Be- 
hold the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him" 
(Matt. 25:6). 

But now to take up where we left off last Sunday 
evening and to continue to consider the answer of our 
Lord to the question of His disciples: "Tell us, what 
shall be the sign of thy coming and of the end of the 
age" (Matt. 24:3). 

Jesus further said of the last days: "Many false 
prophets shall rise' and shall deceive many" (Matt. 
24:11). 

One of the clearest and most emphatic, and one of 
the most frequently declared prophecies in all the 
Scriptures, sets forth the fact that the very la^t days 
prior to Christ's return to the earth, are going to be 
marked by a multiplication of false prophets, or false 
pi-eachers, or false teachers, and they are going to "de- 
ceive" (literally, lead astray) many souls and lead them 
away from the pathway that leads home to God. Jesus 
said, "As it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also 
in the days of the Son of man" (Luke 17:26). Now 
how was it "in the days of Noah"? There were just 
eight souls who had not fallen away into the gres 




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apostasy that brought on the flood. Again He said: 
"Likewise also, as it was in the days of Lot. . . . even 
thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is re- 
vealed" (Luke 17:28, 30). Now how was it "in the daj's 
of Lot?" Just four souls fled from the wrath God 
visited upon Sodom for her sins. Some that knew the 
Lord, such as all but two of the children of Lot, haa 
become apostate. Yes, just four souls fled from the 
city, and one of them turned her face backwards, and 
v/as turned to a pillar of salt. 

I would like to join a lot of my good Brethren in 
looking for a great revival, just before the return of 
our Lord. God forbid that I should discourage them; 
but, in the light of the plain statements of Scripture, 
I have my doubts, that the dream of my Brethren, as 
much as we may desire it, will ever be realized. That 
should not deter us, however, from doing our utmost, 
to pull out of the fire the last soul that we can, ere the 
j'jdgment of God breaks over this unregenerate world. 

Now then let us turn to the second epistle of Paul to . 
the Thessalonians and read, chapter 2, verses 1 to 4: 

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the com- 
ing of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gather- 
ing together unto him, that ye be not soon 
shaken in mind .... as that the day of Christ 
is at hand. Let no man deceive you by any 
means: for that day shall not come, except 
there come a falling away first, and that man 
of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; Who 
opposeth and exalteth himself above all that 
is called God, or that is worshipped; so that 
he as God sitteth in the Temple of God, shew- 
ing himself that he is God" (II Thess. 2:1-4). 

Now if those words mean anything, they mean that 
the whole world is going to become apostate, and that 
apostasy is going to head up in the reception by man- 
kind of a false Christ, even the Anti-Christ. This will 
be the signal for the falling of the curtain upon our 
age. The expression here, "a falling away," is trans- 
lated from the Greek. word apostasia, which, as you 
will note, is the very word brought over into our lan- 
guage — apostasy. 

Blind indeed, wilfully blind, are they who cannot 
see that the greatest apostasy that truth has ever 
kr.own is now darkening the whole earth. Remember, 
that apostasy means a "falling away" from a faith that 
once was held. That the Greek Orthodox Church of 
Russia is apostate goes without saying. The church in 
Russia has ever been in alliance with the unregener- 
ate government of that nation. When the church joins 
herself to an unregenerate nation, that church, once 
the bride of Christ, becomes a harlot in the sight of 
God. Revelation, chapter 17, confirms that statement. 
The great harlot in that chapter is apostate religion. 

It is not necessary to take time out to prove to the 
American people that the people of Germany are 
apostate. Taking them as a whole, they have gone 
far astray from the rock-ribbed Gospel proclaimed by 
Luther and the reformers, centuries ago. 

But what about our own America? Ten years ago, 
George Herbert Betts, a Methodist, professor of Re- 
hgious Education in Northwestern University, sent out; 



questionnaires to 1500 Protestant ministers, chosen ax, 
random from twenty denominations. Replies from 700 
were received. Professor Betts tabulated the answer 
to his questionnaires in a volume, entitled. The Beliefs 
of 700 Ministers. This volume was published by the 
Abingdon Press (Methodist) of Cincinnati, New York 
and Chicago. The result was startling evidence that 
our America, founded by old-fashioned preachers of 
the fulness of the old-fashioned Bible, is not merely 
drifting, but is on the skiis, speeding at tremendous 
speed toward the yawning gulf of infidelity and 
atheism. 

These "700 ministers" were 500 active pastors of 
churches and 200 students of different Theological 
Seminaries. When they were asked, "Do you believe 
that the devil exists as an actual being?" Of the pas- 
tors 60% said "yes"; 7% said they were "uncertain"; 
and 33% said "no"; but, of the students, 9% said "yes"; 
9% were "uncertain"; and 82% said "no." 

When they were asked, "Do you believe that Jesus was 
born of a virgin, without a human father?" Of the pas- 
tors, 71% said "yes"; 10%, "uncertain"; 19%, "no"; 
but of the students, 25% said "yes"; 20% were "un- 
certain"; and, 51% said, "no." 

When they were asked, "Do you believe that Jesus was 
death on the cross, was the one act which made pos- 
sible the remission of sins?" Of pastors, 707o said "yes"; 
6% were "uncertain"; and 24% said "no"; but, of the 
'students, 29% said "yes"; 10% were "uncertain"; while 
61% said, "no." 

When they were asked, "Do you believe that after 
Jesus was dead and buried He actually arose from the 
dead, leaving the tomb empty?" Of the pastors, 84% 
said "yes"; 4% said, "uncertain"; and, 12% said "no"; 
but, of the students, only 42% said "yes"; 27% were 
"uncertain"; while 317o said, "no." 

Now, my friends, if the Bible does not teach that 
there is a personal devil; and that Jesus Christ was 
born of a virgin, and that He was conceived of the 
Holy Spirit, and not of man; and that His death upon 
the cross was for the remission of sins; and, that He 
died, was buried, and arose from the dead, in the body 
that was laid in the tomb; then the Bible teaches noth- 
ing. Any sure interpretation of it is utterly impossible. 
Now the Bible is alright, the fact of the matter is 
that great masses within the so-called "church," in- 
cluding the preachers, are rushing back into pagan 
darkness at break-neck speed. Note that a majority of 
the pastors still believe something, but the rising gen- 
eration of teachers and preachers which must come 
from the students — the great mass of them have turned 
their backs on the Bible as being "the Scripture that 
cannot be broken." 

When I was a young preacher, back in those days 
vvhen the Presbyterian Church put on trial for heresy 
a certain Professor Briggs of Union Theological Sem- 
nary in New York, and convicted him, back in those 
days the churches still stood, as they had stood for 
over 1800 centuries, for the principal fundamentals of 
Ihe old-time faith. Imagine the Presbyterians in those 
days, ordaining a man for the ministry who would 
deny the deity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, the 

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Inspiration of the Bible, Blood Atonement, or any other 
of the great outstanding fundamental doctrines of the 
Word. Today that church, and other churches, are or- 
daining men right and left who deny or doubt all these 
things. The churches have just about struck bottom 
ill their denial of the great fundamental doctrines of 
the Christian faith. 

There is an organization in the city of New York, 
known as "the Federal Council of Churches of Christ 
in America." God spare the name! Paul talked about 
"science, falsely so-called." Every time we use the 
name of that "Federal Council," we should use those 
words, "falsely so-called," in connection with it. That 
is, "The Federal Council of Churches of Christ in 
America," falsely, so-called." That organization fur- 
nishes concrete evidence that we are in the apostasy 
that the Word of God says wUl signal the drop of the 
curtain upon this apostate age. 

Years ago, I was on a committee of men known as 
"Fundamentalists" in the City of Los Angeles. This 
committee was appointed to meet with a committee of 
men known to be "Modernists" in that same city. The 
purpose of this meeting was to arrange for a debate 
between the Fundamentalists and the Modernists. The 
Fundamentalists were to have Doctor Riley of Minne- 
apolis as their champion. The Modernists had not yet 
selected the man that was to lead their side of the 
debate. As a matter of fact the debate never matured; 
but, it was not the fault of the Fundamentalist group. 
However, that is neither here nor there. The point I 
want to make is that one of these Modernistic preach- 
ers was none other than Dr. G. Bromley Oxnam, then 
pastor of "The Church of All Nations" in that city. 

While these two groups of men sitting together, 
casually talking prior to going into session. Dr. Oxnam 
asked me this question: "What do you call the funda- 
mentals?" I replied: 

"Dr. Oxnam, there are four great doctrines, which 
I believe make a man a fundamentalist. To deny them, 
he is a Modernist.- These four doctrines are: 

"First, a belief that the Bible is the very word of 
God— that 'all scripture is given by inspiration of 
God'; that the Scriptures, as originally written, form 
the inerrant Word of God. 

"The second great Fundamental is a belief in the 
deity of Jesus Christ; and, in believing that, we believe 
Jesus Christ was born of a virgin who had never known 
man; that Jesus Christ was conceived in the virgin's 
womb by the Holy Ghost Himself, and that therefore 
Jesus Christ was God incarnate. 

"The third great Fundamental doctrine Is a belief 
that Jesus Christ died on the cross to pay the sinner's 
debt, and that He shed His blood for the remission of 
sins. You can call it substitutional atonement if you 
want to. But, without the shedding of that blood there 
was no remission of sin, no pathway back to God. 

"The fourth great Fundamental is a belief that the 
body of Jesus Christ, which suffered and died on the 
cross, was buried in the tomb; and that, after three 
days and three nights, that body was raised from the 



AS ROBERT QUILL IN SEES HER 

True, private ownership has been abolished- in Russia 
In theory the people own the railroads, factories, stores, 
apartments, farms and everything else. Nobody can 
establish a business or own a home. 

But in practice the system is State Socialism, en- 
forced by an absolute and ruthless dictator. All prop- 
erty was stolen from the original owners. When the 
well-to-do farmers refused to "co-operate," their farms 
were taken from them and they were killed or exiled in 
Siberia. 

No man can change jobs or travel or move into an- 
other neighborhood without permission. The people 
have no voice in the government. They obey or they 
are "liquidated." They are owned body and soul by 
the state — which means Stalin. Maybe they like it; 
but if Southern slaves in the old days had been told 
they owned the plantation, and had believed it, their 
status would have been very similar to that of the 
Russian people. 

We are told that every liberated land in Europe has 
a large "Communist" faction, and this seems to mean 
that freedom-loving Europeans desire a system like 
Russia's. But the label is used inaccurately and un- 
justly. 

The Greeks called Communists would fight to the 
death rather than accept a dictatorship. It was hatred 
of a dictator that made them as they are. 

Their chief desire, and the desire of the majority in 
ether lands, is economic and political freedom. They 
may favor a large measure of state control, but that 
doesn't make them Communists. — ^Robert Quillin. 



dead." Dr. Oxnam looked squarely at me and ex- 
claimed, as nearly as I can recall: 

"No one of which doctrines the Methodist Episcopal 
Church any longer believes." 

I will have to say that I was astonished; for it was 
while yet a Methodist that I preached my first sermon. 
It was in an old Methodist church back in old Lawrence, 
Kansas that I surrendered my life to God for the 
Christian ministry. My dear old Methodist pastor in 
t.hose days preached, and preached with untiring en- 
ergy and tremendous conviction, every one of those 
doctrines. And, as I recall, in those days practically 
every Methodist preacher that I knew did the satne 
thing. That dear old church still had the old-fashioned 
altar, up to which people came and knelt and prayed, 
and believed to the saving of their souls. But, what a 
falling away from that there has been in Methodism! 

I said to Dr. Oxnam: "Doctor, will you sign a state- 
ment to that effect — that the Methodist Episcopal 
Church no longer believes those four great doctrines?" 
He said, "Why should I sign such a statement?" I 
said, "Because I happen to have a brother-in-law in 
Cheyenne, Wyoming who is a strong supporter and out- 
standing layman in the Methodist Church of that city. 



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& THERE IS A LAND 



liif, ^n.. WaiUn. M. MMi<ni.o. 




How vividly we remember an experience that we 
had while we were working in Central Peru. There wa5 
an Indian woman standing in the middle of a country 
road, with arms outstretched, before a wooden cross. 
Whek she had finished her prayer, I asked her in her 
native tongue, Quechua, what she was domg. She 
answered "This (pointing to the wayside cross) is my 
only God and I am worshipping him." My heart ached 
when I heard her reply and I felt constrained to explam 
to her that these pieces of wood, so crudely put to- 
gether were not God. I told her, as simply as I could, 
the meaning of the Cross, and before I left her a light 
came into her face and she said, "I shaU worship the 
true and living Christ and not this wooden cross.' 

Let me give you one of the many illustrations there 
are of the moral and spiritual condition of the people 
in the religious realm. A few years ago the police were 
sent to trace down a dangerous criminal and thief, a 
capital enemy of the commonwealth. After a long 
search he was found and sent to jail, but before giving 
him the uniform furnished prisoners, he was sent to 
take a bath, and to the surprise of the warden it was 
discovered that this man had seven images tattooed on 
his body The Virgin Mary of the Rosary was on one 
arm, and the Virgin of Carmel on the other. On one 
side of his chest there was a cross and on the other 
the Sacred Heart of Jesus; one of his legs bore the 
image of a rooster, whUe upon the other was the 
image of a horse. And then, as though all this were 
not sufficient, he bore on his back the sinister image 




Dr. MonUno In his priestly robes, once worn. 



of the devil. When the warden asked the criminal the 
reason for all these images, he replied: "The images of 
the Virgins Mary and Carmel give me strength to fight 
the police, while the cross and the Heart of Jesus on 
my chest make me invulnerable to their bullets: the 
rooster awakens me when the police draw near and 
the horse enables me to escape them." 

"Well," said the warden, "this is all very well, but 
what need have you of the image of the devil?" 

"That," said the criminal, "is my very last resource. 
If all the other images fail to protect me, I ask the 
devil to make me invisible in order that the police can- 
not find me." 

There is a land where religion is imposed upon the 
people by force. It is not a personal experience. You 
know what the Inquisition means. Thus it is in Latin 
America. One must acknowledge the beliefs of the 
Catholic Church, whether or not he believes them, or 
else he is excommunicated. This signifies no fellow- 
ship of services', no rites, and eventually no heaven, but 
such an one is consigned to the place of torment. 

One Simday two laymen of our church in Lima went 
to another town, about one hundred miles distant, to 
evangelize and distribute Gospel tracts. Right in the 
middle of the road a fanatical public man, under the 
influence of liquor, came to take the lay evangelists to 
jail. There, where we have a small country church, the 
believers, not realizing what was happening to the two 
brethren, were praying with great devotion. The 
humble place, built under weeping willow trees and 
surrounded by banana plants and cotton trees, was 
full of heavenly atmosphere. Suddenly, an infernal 
voice began to disturb the solemnity of the meeting. 
Vulgar words, awful expressions and menacing insults 
were heard. A' policeman had come to take all the be- 
lievers, men, women, children to jail, a filthy cell where 
the other two brethren had already been left. He gave 
orders that the church be closed forever and no one 
come to worship there. They were accused of immor- 
ality because they had an immoral book called the 
Bible; of being disturbers, because they were not in 
accord with the Catholic Church; of being indecent, be- 
cause they baptized in the river; of being thieves, be- 
cause they sold an evangelical magazine. 

After six days of imprisonment, and after all possible 
efforts on our part, we were enabled to secure their 
liberty. Nevertheless, these six days did not make the 
brethren worry or unhappy; they were singing hymns, 
praying and giving the Gospel message to the other 
pi^isoners. The jailer himself was inquiring about the 
Gospel and our brethren gave him a New Testament. 
He arrived at the conclusion that the Gospel must be 

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the true religion and was anxious to know more about 
the saving power of the Lord. 

While in Chile I was privileged with the fellowship 
of one of the most prominent and influential membeil 
of the National Parliament. He died recently, and until 
the end he continued a most sincere and devoted fol- 
lower of the Protestant Faith, having held his mem- 
bership in the Presbyterian Church. On one occasion 
when Congress was discussing some matters of great 
importance, Senor Arnechino (that was the man's 
name) rose to take part in the debate. One of the 
representatives, taking the contrary part, said by way 
of attack, "But after all, you are only an evangelical." 
Senor Arnechino rose again, and with a powerful and 
eloquent voice replied, "Thank you very much for that 
remark. After all, I am only an evaneglical, but that 
is the greatest honour that could be bestowed upon a 
person, and the highest aspiration to which one could 
attend. Yes, I am an evangelical, and as such, here in 
the majesty of this Congress I wish to make a con- 
fession of my faith. If it were not for the Gospel, you 
would find me, if not dead, at least lying in the streets 
of Chile as a drunkard, disgraced, without a home, 
without a name, without decency, just a burden and a 
menace to my country. Thanks to the Gospel of Jesus 
Christ I am here and occupying this seat in the Parlia- 
ment." 

Everybody was silent; not a single word was spoken 
afterwards. Congress was dismissed, but not until after 
Christ had been exalted. Senior Arnechino, before his 
conversion, was only a poor drunken shoemaker, and 
only the power of the Gospel could have cleansed his 
soul and changed him into an honorable citizen. It is 
worth making sacrifices to support the work of the 
Gospel in Latin America? Is it worth praying for those 
missionaries who are giving themselves to the work of 
the Lord in these fields? Is it worth saving our pennies 
to send more missionaries to work in Latin America? 
Moises Saenz was one of the great contemporary 
Mexicans which this century has produced. He inau- 
gurated secondary schools in Mexico and was several 
times Director of Education, President of Public Wel- 
fare, one of the greatest professors, Ambassador in 
Europe and for the last seven years Ambassador to Peru, 
and Vice-Dean of the Diplomatic Body, whose President 
was the Papal Nuncio. Seriously ill from pleurisy, ho 
submitted to several operations, but an infection and 
gangrene became so advanced that the various doctors 
feared he could not live but little longer. He was only 
fifty-three years old. 

Dr. Moises Saenz had honored me with his friend- 
ship, so as soon as I learned of his illness I went to see 
him. The first thing that he asked was that I pray for 
him. He was suffering constant and awful pain, as the 
wound opened by the operation remained so large that 
two hands could have entered freely. The diplomats. 
the government officials and the people from the 
higher circles were all gathered there when I arrived. 
Dr. Saenz grasped my hand and said, "Please pray for 
me and read the Bible, I need it." From that moment 
I began praying for him and reading the Scriptures to 
him day and night, without even sleeping, until my 
throat became very sore. 
How he did grasp at the promises of the 



Word as* they were read to him. At such times 
3,'=: I went home, even for half an hour, the car 
of the Embassy would be waiting for me at the 
door. "Doctor Saenz is asking for you," the chauffeur 
ivould say, and back at the hospital the Ambassador 
would ask me, "Please read me the 23rd Psalm, the 
116th . . . Isa. 53, Saint John . . ." Very often as I was 
repeating the verses he would say "Amen! Amen!" 
And in the midst of his intense suffering he did not 
ask for either medical help or sedatives, but for the 
Word of God, and instantly as I began reading or pray- 
ing for him, he was able to sleep and rest. The diplo- 
mats and the visitors from the high social and intel- 
lectual circles, all of them Catholics, heard, from time 
(o time, how Doctor Saenz was asking for the Bible. 
Many times when I was not there he asked even the 
diplomats to read such and such portions of the Word 
of God for him, and they were obliged to do so. What 
a wonderful testimony for all of them! 

Realizing that the end was approaching, I laid my 
hand on his head, and taking the Bible in my other 
hf.nd, I was about to read to him from the 14th chapter 
of John, when in that very moment there appeared at 
the door three priests who had been sent to the bedside 
of the dying man by the representative of the Pope in 
Peru. Two of them remained at the door while the 
third, who was the Rector of the Seminary, entered 
and asked me if I was ministering to Dr. Saenz. Before 
he could proceed in telling me that he had been sent to 
officiate in Dr. Saenz' funeral, I invited him to kneel 
down with the diplomats while I read the 14th chapter 
of John followed by prayer. When I said in closing 
my prayer, "Lord, receive his soul," Moises Saenz made 
a special effort to say "Amen!" and then immediately 
that the word was pronounced he passed away in the 
m.ost peaceful manner. Even the priest had to say 
"Amen!" to a Protestant prayer. The representatives 
of the United Press were in touch with all the details, 
and they sent the information out to the world that 
the Mexican Ambassador had died in the arms of a 
Protestant minister. 

So not everything is black and sad in Latin America. 
Right in the midst of the battle the Lord supports our 
faith. And always in such occasions we can hear the 
Lord whisper in our ear, and even clearer and stronger 
to our spirits: "Fear not little flock; it is your Father's 
good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Be of good 
cheer, I have overcome the world." 



Francis Shunk Downs, Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Berkeley, Cali- 
fornia In his Introduction to Dr. iVIontano's weil-K'nown book, "The Monk 
Who Lived Again," says of the author of this article: 

"I did not know Dr. IVIontano in the days that antedated the great 
revolution that tooV place in his own life. He had a goodly heritage. His 
fa'.hep was of patrician lineage, a scholar and gentleman in his own riglit, 
and for many years was the Regent of the University of Cochahamba. His 
uncle, Eiiodor Viliazon, the distinguihed head of the family clan, was a 
former president of the Republic of Bolivia. As for Walter IVIontano, he 
was In the early years of his manhood known as "Fray Luis," one of the 
Dominican Monks In the iVIonastery of Santo Domingo, near the city of 
Cuzco, Peru. It was within tho-e wails that Christ, the Great Emancipator, 
came In mercy to him; it was Christ and His truth that set the captive free; 
it is Christ and his message of redeeming love that Walter IVIontano went 
forth to proclaim with holy passion and transforming power." 

Dr. IVIontano has become a close personal friend of the editor. Fortunate 
Is the church that can secure him to toll the story of his life as he faced the 
dangerous priests of Rome, and fought his battle for liberty from the 
thralldom of that church. — Ed. 



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THE PROBLEM OF REAL RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IN LATIN AMERICA 



The only 
dnswer: 



Condensed Irom Liberty 

(Dr. Georse P. Howard lias spent a large portion of his life in Central and 
South America, and is a sincere friend of the Latbi -American peoples. We 
are glad to present him to our readers, and think no fair-minded person wUi 
misunderstand either the contents or the spirit of Doctor Howard's contribu- 

In certain quarters there has been agitation to have the people and the 
GoTemment of the United States insist that no Protestant religiotis teachers 
be sent from our country to our neighbors in Central and South America. 
Sometimes attempts have been made to have it appear that Protestants nro 
not we.come in the lands to the south of us, where Roman Catholic believers 
are in tlie great majority. We think that the men whose words have been 
Quoted by Doctor Howard represent the real spirit of the intelligent Catholics 
of our sister republics. — Editors of "Liberty.") 

The earliest expressions of democracy appear in 
Spain and Italy during the Middle Ages. As far back 
as the seventh century in Spain, the Fuero Juzgo stated 
the principle that 
"the people were not 
made for kings, but 
kings for the peoples, 
nor did the kings cre- 
ate the peoples, but 
the peoples made 
them kings." 

The democracies of 
the Middle Ages, like 
every democracy, were 
the product of Chris- 
tianity. A democracy 
has never yet ap- 
_peared outside the 
bounds of Christian- 
ity, nor will it prosper 
where personal re- 
ligion is unknown. 

The trouble with 
Latin America is that 
neither the saving in- 
fluence of the great 
Latin mystics who 
tried to turn the tide ' 

back in Spain and 
Italy, nor the invigor- 
ating breezes of the 
Reformation, ever 
reached its shores. On 
this point Dr. Enrique 
Uribe, director of the 
National Library of 

Bogota, Colombia, in an interview I had with him 
recently, remarked, "It is time that the winds of the 
Reformation reached our lands. They have delayed too 
long. We need them to blow through some sections of 
our country that still struggles along lines of the 
sixteenth century." 

Religion was a constructive, creative force from the 
very beginning, in the life stream of North America. 
It was no less so in South America. When a little over 
a hundred years ago the fight for independence in 
Latin America was won, the leaders of this revolution 
faced great difficulties'. They found the church well 



established. The leaders of the independence move- 
ment in Latin America were all liberals. But they were 
only anticlerical, not antireligious. They had to make 
concessions to the Church and act cautiously. They 
had to consolidate their gains and secure recognition 
for their newly organized governments. They wanted 
complete separation of church and state. That was 
what they saw in the countries from which they had 
received much of their inspiration, France and the 
United States. But they dared not emphasize too much 
the question of religious freedom. Hence they agreed 
very reluctantly to include a clause in the new con- 
stitutions granting the 
Roman Catholic 
Church certain privi- 
leges. As the church 
gained greater po- 
litical power these 
privileges were in- 
creased. But the fight 
for religious freedom 
and equality has never 
ceased. Latin America 
is a stage upon which 
is still being enacted 
the great drama ot 
the struggle of men 
for freedom. 

Juan Bautista 
Alberdi, the Thomas 
Jefferson of Argen- 
tina, pletvds for a con- 
tinent without bar- 
riers, and expresses 
the views of the ma- 
jority of the great 
leaders of the inde- 
pendence movement 
when he says in his 
Bases: 

"If you want to 
have settlers who are 
moral and religious, 
do not foment athe- 
ism. If you want 
families who will help create good private customs, 
respect the altar that you find at the center of ever^' 
belief. Spanish America, limited to Catholicism with 
the exclusion of other forms of worship, will become a 
solitary and silent convent of monks. The dilemma is 
fatal: to become exclusively Catholic is to remain a 
thinly peopled country; to be tolerant in religious 
matters will people our country and make us prosper- 
ous. To invite' to our shores members of the Anglo- 
Saxon race and the people of Germany, Sweden, and 
Switzerland, while we deny them freedom for the ex- 
ercise of their own forms of religion, is the equivalent 




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of not inviting them, or it is an invitation in form 
only or a demonstration of hypocritical liberalism. 

"Is it, by any chance, common sense to desire to 
foment morality in everyday life and then to proceed 
to persecute churches that teach the doctrines of Jesus 
Christ?" 

Today the great weight of the best opinion in Latin 
America is ranged on the side of absolute religious free- 
dom. Nine of the twenty southern republics already 
have separation of church and state, and they all in- 
clude in their constitutions a clause guaranteeing re- 
ligious freedom. Regarding the suggestion from the 
American Roman Catholic heirarchy that South 
Am.erica should be declared a closed continent, it is 
interesting to recall some of the innumerable testi- 
monies that we have received opposing or ridiculing 
any such idea. Mr. Benjamin Subercaseaux is a dis- 
tinguished Chilean writer and a Roman Catholic. He 
was invited to this country as a guest of honor in the 
early part of 1943. He says: 

"I believe that the importance of the protest against 
the activities of the Protestants in our countries has 
been exaggerated. We in Latin America have duly ap- 
preciated and recognized the value of their work, par- 
ticularly in social service, and in no instance have they 
endangered the stability of our Catholic faith. On the 
contrary, they have alleviated both the physical and 
the spiritual need of the masses and have helped to 
give impetus and strength to the somewhat feeble 
activities of some Catholic groups. Besides this, the 
constitutions of our conutries, being openly democratic, 
have never exerted official pressure to stop Protestants 
from acting freely in South America. Any inclination 
of our governments to limit the freedom of any religi- 
ous sect would be very unfavorably viewed and would 
raise a storm of protest." 

While in Brazil recently I interviewed Dr. Manuel 
Carlos Ferraz, president of the court of appeals of the 
state of Sao Paulo. I asked him if he thought it would 
be wise to close the frontiers of Brazil to all other re- 
ligions but the Catholic. His answer was: "Protestant- 
ism has been a stimulus to the Roman Catholic Church 
in this country. It is a warning to that church that it 
must awaken from the sleep into which it has fallen 
as a result of its isolation from other currents of 
Christian thought. When the Roman Catholic Church 
was the state church of Brazil and all other religions 
were prohibited, Catholicism fell into a state of decad- 
ence. The freedom which was later granted to other 
religious faiths to enter our country, and the separa- 
tion of church and state, have been favorable to the 
Catholic Church. She has been compelled to open more 
schools, to establish more dioceses, and to build more 
churches." 

On his return from a visit to the United States in 
1941, Manuel Seoane, editor of Chile's most popular 
weekly, Ercilla, wrote a book. El Gran Vecino (The Big 
Neighbor). He is a Roman Catholic, and one of his 
sisters is a nun in a teaching order in the United 
States. Commenting in his book on the situation of the 



Roman Catholic Church in this country and recogniz- 
ing the advantage of religious freedom, he says: 

"The Catholic Church in the United States is very 
different from what it is in South America. Being 
obliged in the former country to hold her own in clean 
and honest competition with other churches, she has 
had to improve her methods. Her clergy lead an ex- 
emplary life, adapting themselves to American ways." 

The spirit that is gaining strength constantly in 
Latin America was represented delightfully and some- 
v>fhat humoroiisly by that grand old man of Spain, Dr. 
Ossorioy Gallardo, former ambassador to Argentina 
from the Spanish Republic. He Is a sincere and loyal 
Roman Catholic, as many of the supporters of democ- 
racy in Spain were. I asked him if he thought that 
Protestantism had amission to fulfill in Latin America. 
With a slight twinkle in his eye he answered: 

"On this point you and I will differ. As I respect en- 
tirely the dogma and organization of the Catholic 
Church, I think that the Protestants have nothing to 
gain here or anywhere else. But as you are a protest- 
ant, you have the right to think that you are free to 
preach your doctrine wherever you like. That is to say, 
from a religious standpoint our two questions are irre- 
concilable; but from the standpoint of civil right, I, 
v/ho am a sincere liberal, must respect liberty of wor- 
ship, preaching, and propaganda. Naturally it is only 
right that I should wish you to fail in your efforts; 
but legally I must not allow anybody to molest you in 
the exercise of your rights." 

That is a Christian gentleman's attitude, and it is 
the spirit which is daily gaining strength in the coun- 
tries with which we are anxious to behave as good 
neighbors. 



/JU ^UUtfi Satfe One 

By Mary Snell Nicholson 
Written for The Brethren Missionary Herald 

All things are mine through Him who died for me! 
All things in this round earth, and ui the sea, 

And all the treasures of the widest sky 
Are mine. Croesus were poor beside me. 

Am heir of God, joint heir with Christ the Lord, 
Who made them all. And yet I find a word 

Which says all things are mine through His save one, 
Save only one, — "For ye are not your own." 

Bought with a price, I do not own my heart, 
My feet, my hands, my head, not any part 

Of me. I gladly give them all to Thee, 
But O, my precious Lord, I cannot see 

Why Thou shouldst prize them, nor why Thou didst 

pay 
Such dreadful price for them that awful day, 

That wondrous day which bought all things for me, 
But naught but this poor soul of mine for Thee! 



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THE INDIGENOUS CHURCH 



By C. J. Glittenberg, District Secretary 

for the Middle West, China Inland 

Mission 

"And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and 
upon this rock I wiU build ray church; and the gates of 
hell shall not prevail against it" — Matt. 16:18. 

Indigenous is a word which has been grossly misused 
in connection with foreign missions. People often speak 
mistakenly of a church as being indigenous when it is 
merely self-supportiiig or self-governing. These char- 
acteristics, as fine as they are, do not in themselves 
make a church indigenous. Indigenous means some- 
thing produced, growing, or living naturally in a coun- 
try, not exotic. "Self-supporting" and "indigenous" are 
certainly not synonymous terms when applied to 
churches. The difference between a self-supporting 
and self-governing church and an indigenous church 
can, I trust, be seen in the following simple illustra- 
tion: 

Some time ago I lived in a beautiful city on the 
North China coast. Back of our house were beautiful 
hills covered with all sorts of trees and native flowers. I 
used to love going up into those wooded hills to look 
very carefully at those native flowers, because they 
were so unusual, so different from our western flowers, 
and yet there they were, throwing forth their wonder- 
ful fragrance all over the countryside. 

From time to time I also visited a Chinese hothouse 
and looked at the plants and flowers the gardener had 
there, which were all imported. This man used to tell 
me how careful he had to be in growing these imported 
flowers — ^he had to nurture them, he had to watch 
them, as it were, day and night; but in spite of all he 
did for them, many of these plants died. Why? Be- 
cause they were exotic; they were not indigenous. 

I feel confident that after this awful war is over and 
the story of Mission life and work is told, we shall find 
that the truly indigenous church will have stood the 
test far better than the churches built according to 
occidental plans and ideas. When we hear wonderful 
reports of indigenous churches in the various parts of 
the world, let us ask the question, "Is this church 
acclimatized to the soil of the land and is it well rooted 
m the hearts of these people?" Only thus can it right- 
fully be called an indigenous church. 

In days gone by we have been too eager to plant and 
build up churches In the likeness of those we have 
known at home. We have been too eager to see a 
church arrive at some such form of completeness as it 
took hundreds of years to attain in our western world. 
We have been so eager to take the poor, struggling little 
mission church in our arms, to save it from every wind 
that blows, and carry it to what we consider its safe 
goal; and thus it misses all the discipline of struggle 
and conflict with hostile environment which is so 
essential to its development. Let us remember the 
v/ords of our text, which are the Lord's words to Peter, 
"And upon this rock I will build my church and the 



gates of hell shall not prevail against it." The rain 
of disappointment may descend, and floods of sorrow 
may come upon it, and the winds of questionings may 
beat upon that church; but it will not fall if it is 
founded upon the Rock, even thpugh it may be or- 
ganized along different lines from our occidental 
churches. 

Many missionaries are not content to scatter the 
seed: they feel they must stay to put up a fence and 
keep the birds away, or that they must dig up the stony 
ground so that the seed will have a chance to grow, or 
weed out this patch of thorns so that the seed will not 
be choked. And they spend their time doing these 
things when they ought to be out sowing the seed. The 
devil came and sowed tares and went his way — he knew 
perfectly well that they would grow. He did not worry 
and sit down alongside them, to water, tend, and culti- 
vate them; not at all, for he knew the seed he had 
sown would spring up and bear fruit. Why do we mis- 
sionaries not have the same faith in the seed that we 
sow, which is the Word of God, to sow the seed, go our 
way, and keep on sowing. 

To produce an indigenous church we must study and 
know the people among whom we bear witness, and 
think and work along their racial grain and not against 
it. In other words, when we deal with Chinese we have 
to think Chinese, and learn their mode of thought and 
outlook on life. 

We must be content to preach the gospel, leaving 
Christ to build His church out of that material and 
according to His pattern. To paraphrase our text, 
''Thou art Petros, and of this kind of material, of which 
you are an outstanding example, I am going to build a 
church against which the gates of hell shall not pre- 
vail." It takes a man of genius, a man inspired by the 
Holy Spirit, to lay the foundation for an indigenous 
church; to see it grow out of the very soil, as it were, 
and keep his hands off; to have the sense to stand 
back and watch Christ build His church with all the 
characteristics of that land. 

An indigenous church can and should be organized, 
not according to western ideas, but according to the 
customs of the land and in which it exists. 

Let us redeem the time, sowing the seed in season 
and out of season and God will give the increase and 
establish a church against which hell itself shall not 
prevail. — From "China's Millions." 



WATCHING 

May Lord Shaftesbury's testimony be ours: "I de- 
light in the belief of the personal reign of our blessed 
Lord on earth. There is no remedy for all this mass of 
misery but in his Return. Belief in the Second Coming 
has been a moving principle of my life; I have not 
spent one conscious hour during the past forty years 
without being influenced by the hope of the Lord's 
Return." 

London, England. 



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O Jesus, Who hast said all that you ask of 
the Father in My Name, He will grant you 
through the intercession of Mary Thy Most 
Holy Mother, I humbly and urgently ask ' 
Thy Father in Thy Name that my prayer 
be granted. 

(Make Your Request) 

O Jesus, Who hast said, "Heaven and 
Earth shall pass away but My word shall 
not pass," through the intercession of Mary, 
Thy Most Holy Mother, I feel confident 
that my prayer will be granted. 
(Make Your Request) 

Nihil obstat 

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Censor Librorum. 

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EFFICACIOUS PRAYER 

TO THE HOLY CHILD JESUS 

(A revelation said to have been made by tlje 
Blessed Mother to the Ven. Servant of God, 
Father Cyril a Malre Dei) 

Child Jesus, I have recourse to Thee 
by Thy Holy -Mother; I implore Thee to 
assist me in this necessity, for I firmly be- 
lieve that Thy Divinity can assist me. I 
confidently hope to obtain Thy holy grace. 
I lo^ve Thee with my whole heart and my 
whole soul. I am heartily sorry for my sins, 
and entreat Thee, O good Jesus, to give me 
strength to overcome them. 

1 am firmly resolved never to offend Thee 
again and to suffer everything rather than 
displease Thee. Henceforth, I wish to serve 
Thee faithfully. For Love of Thee, O divine 
Child, I will love my neighbor as myself. 
O Jesus, omnipotent Child, I entreat Thee 
again to come to my assistance in this 
necessity. 

(Mention It) 

Grant me the grace of possessing Thee 
eternally with Mary and Joseph, and of 
adoring Thee with Thy Holy Angels and 
Saints. Amen. 




iHtrantlouiS Ittfaut Wesus of J^ragut 



"The more you honor Me, the more will I 
bless you." 



(Words cf the Infant Jesus to F.ither Cyril, 
Discalced Carmelite.) 



PRAYER 
TO THE INFANT OF PRAGUE 

- O Divine Child of Prague, and still the 
great omnipotent God, I implore through 
Thy Most Holy Mother's most powerful in- 
tercession and through the boundless mercy 
of Thy omnipotence as God, for a favorable 
answer to the intention I so earnestly ask 
for in this Novena. 

O Divine Child of Prague, hear my prayer 
and grant my petition. 

(Say Three Times) 
(Our Father and Hail Mary — Once) 



POWERFUL NOVENA 

OF CHILDLIKE CONFIDENCE 

(This Novena is to be said at the same time 
every hour for Nine consecutive hours — just 
One Day.) 

O Jes.us, "Who hast said, ask and you shall 
receive, seek and you shall find, knock and 
it shall be opened to you, through the inter- 
cession of Mary, Thy most Holy Mother, 
I knock, I seek, I ask that my prayer be 
granted. 

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WHY NOT SEND THEM A 
BIRTHDAY GREETING? 

(Note: Count on thfrty days for regular mail to reach 
Argentina, and at least ten weeks to three months to 
Africa.) 

Missionary Birthday 

Beaver, Dorothy Mae - - - - March 2 

Beaver, Samuel Wayne - - - - J™^ f 

Bickel, Florence ----- 'V^i^,, 7 

Byron, Grace ----- -^ ,. u tj 

Dowdy, J. Paul ----- October 13 

Dowdy Mrs. Dortha - - - - January 27 

*Dowdy, J. Paul, Jr. - - - - November! 

*Dowdy, David Roger - - - - August ^6 

Dunning, Harold Leroy - - - ^^^^F-°^^ H 
Dunning, Mrs. Marguerite E. - - October 29 
*Dunning, Marguerite Ruth - - November 1 
Emmert, Mary L. - - - - December 4 

Poster, Joseph H. - - - - August 20 

Foster, Mrs. Rose - - - - - l^^^oH 

Goodman, Marvin Lester, Jr. - - October 2i 
Goodman, Dorothy Ethel - - - June 12 

Hamilton, Benjamin A., Jr. - - - i^'^^„V 

Hamilton, Mrs. Mabel - - - November 21 
Hoyt, Solon ------ April 2 

Hoyt, Mrs. Kathryn _ _ - - July 2y 

*Hoyt, Rita Dorene ----- May 18 

Jobson, Orville D. - - - - - July U 

Jobson, Mrs. Charlotte - - - - July 21 

'Jobson, Kathryn - - - - February 19 

'Jobson, Orville David - - - February 9 

^Jobson, Joseph Roger - - - * May 9 
Kennedy, Mrs. Minnie - - - January 28 

*Kennedy, Lester Washington - - - July 4 
^Kennedy, Louis Paul - - - December .^8 
Kliever, Jacob P. - - - - August 21 

Kliever, Mrs. Freda K. - - - November 12 
*Knever, Anne Celeste - - - November 13 
'Kliever, Donna Marie _ - - - May 9 

Maconaghy, Hill - - - - November 25 

Maconaghy, Mrs. Dorothy - - - March 21 

Morrill, Curtis G. - - - - - April 18 

Morrill, Mrs. Bertha - - - - August 12 

*MorrUl, Elaine Christina - - December 22 

*Morrill, John Stephen - - . - January 22 

Myers, Estella ----- August 8 

Schrock, Lynn D. - - - - September 23 

Schrock, Mrs. Lois Evelyn - - - August 17 
Sheldon, Chauncey Burt - - - November 8 
Sheldon, Mrs. Hattie C. - - - March 21 

*Sheldon, Kenneth ----- June 4 

*Sheldon, Donald Bert _ - - - June 5 
*Sheldon, Carolyn Ruth - - - November 21 
Sickel, Clarence L. _ - _ - August 11 

Sickel, Mrs. Loree - - - - September 10 

*Yocky, Loraine Irene Sickel - - December 8 
'Churchill, Miriam Aileen Sickel - February 2 
Snyder, Ruth ----.. September 8 

Taber, Floyd William - - - - August 16 

Taber, Mrs. Ada D. - - - - - July 8 

*Taber, Charles Russell - - - November 1 
'■Taber, Marguerite Phyllis _ - - April 11 

*Taber, Lois Irene ----- May 8 

*Taber, Allen Bennett - - - February 14 

Tyson, Elizabeth ----- August 25 

Wagner, Ricardo - - - - - (?) 

Wagner, Mrs. Laura Larson - - - June 17 
*Wagner, Elena Ruby - - - - January 2 

* Wagner, Mildred Isabel _ - - - May 11 
'Wagner, Victor Ricardo - - - - May 2 

Williams, Robert S. - - - - - July 15 

Williams, Mrs. Lenora - - - - April 15 

'Children of missionaries. 



LATIN AMERIGA-OUR GOOD 
NEIGHBOR 

By Rev. E. A. Prentice, Colombia, South America 

Many Latin American republics have broken rela- 
tions with the axis powers, thus associating themselves 
with us m the great struggle to assure the world of the 
continuation of democratic liberty. So appreciative 
are our southern neighbors of our culture and way 
of living, that ever increasing numbers of the flower 
of her youth come to our schools and universities to 
learn of us. 

Shall we fail them? Shall we give these seeking 
neighbors the mechanics of our civilization and through 
false modesty not share with them the secret of our 
blessed liberty? Jesus, the great Good Neighbor, said: 
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one 
another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one 
another." 

"As I have loved you." Here is the secret: Christ, the 
gift of God's love, through His sacrificial death offer- 
ing us freedom from all the shackles of sin and selfish- 
ness. Well do we remember being almost startled a lev/ 
years ago by hearing several men of influence in one 
republic say, as they studied the baffling social prob- 
lems of their country, "What we need is regeneration." 
In Christ alone is this need met. 

Thus it has come to pass that in live of South 
America's nine republics, missionaries of the Christian 
and Missionary Alliance are faithfully proclaiming the 
good news of the regenerating and sanctifying power 
of Jesus Christ received through personal and direct 
appeal to Him. Furthermore, this liberating messagre 
is bemg received. 

It is gladly received by the dwellers of the great 
Argentine pampas. In the fruitful valleys of Chile, 
thousands have been gladdened by it. In the cold, high 
plateaus and hot, tropical valleys and plains of Ecuador 
and Peru, a multitude has discovered a new life of free- 
dom through it. In ambitious, progressive, democratic 
Colombia, scores of ever-expanding congregations now 
rejoice in the message of Jesus, our glorious Good 
Neighbor-Saviour. 

And what a variety of people receive the Gospel of 
Jesus Christ! Here you will find the cultured, courteous 
gentleman, who, as such, has no peer anywhere. Over 
there in the vast Amazonian basin you wUl see the poor 
savage being freed from his ferocious ways through 
faith in the shed blood of Jesus. Up there in the mighty 
Andean mountains, it will gladden your hearts to see 
the downtrodden, almost animahzed, Quechua-speak- 
ing Indian becoming transformed. Over there on the 
coastal plain of Ecuador and Columbia, you will join 
the colored man in rejoicing over the freedom just re- 
ceived through the Gospel. 

Yes, let us continue to be in the vanguard of our 
times by giving to our Latin American neighbor's the 
Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Good Neighbor, who paid 
the ransom in full for the eternal salvation of all man- 
kind. 

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TENSIONS PERSIST IN S. A. 

(Note: Condensed from a circular letter written by George P. Howard, 
Evangelical Lecturer for Committee on Cooperation in Latin America. Lettsp 
written from Buenoi Aires, Argentina, November 1944.) 

The political and religious tensions persist in Mexico, 
as also in Peru and Argentina. The Mexican Govern- 
Pient began by prohibiting the publication of the 
Roman Catholic-Fascist paper "El Sinarquista" and 
finally ended by closing the headquarters and branches 
of this organization. The report is that the postal cen- 
sors intercepted letters that revealed that a general 
massacre of Protestants was being planned for the 
anniversary of the massacre of St. Bartholomew at the 
end of August. In spite of the bitter propaganda 
against them, the Mexican Protestant churches report 
membership increases of 45% during the last three 
years, and an increase of 200% in finances. 

In Peru the attitude of the government has become 
more friendly, and the crusade against Protestantism 
seems to be weakening. "When we started to hold 
open-air services in one of the Lima parks," said one of 
our Protestant pastors, "a Spanish Jesuit priest estab- 
lished himself near us for the purpose of running a 
rival meeting. But the public was more interested in 
knowing what we had to say than in listening to him. 
So he has given up his competitive effort." Before the 
school year was half over, enrollment for 1945 in our 
mission school for girls in Lima was complete, with a 
waiting list of 120. I wish you could have seen that 
inspiring and attentive group of nearly tiOO girls, as I 
spoke to them on the Master's statement, "I have come 
that ye might have life." 

On my arrival in Argentina, I find the Protestants 
positively happy in the vigorous campaign which the 
Roman Catholic hierarchy is directing against them! 
One missionary said to me, "We ought to send the 
Catholic authorities a vote of thanks." Never has so 
much interest been shown in religious discussion. So 
much attention has been directed against us that many 
who formerly were indifferent are wanting to know 
what Protestants teach and what they stand for. So 
many vicious and unkind things are being said against 
uj that it is rallying a surprising amount of interest 
and friendship for our work, and the cause of religious 
liberty. Both the Uruguayan and Brazilian govern- 
ments have issued special postage stamps to commemo- 
rate the centennial of the founding of the Y. M. C. A. 
by George Williams, while Argentina has issued a special 
stamp to commemorate the huge eucharistic congress 
which has just been held. 

In Argentina a more liberal religious policy on the 
part of the government is evident. All the liberal pub- 
lic school teachers and especially those of Jewish de- 
scent, who were dismissed by a previous and fanatically 
Roman Catholic Minister of Education, have been re- 
instated. A Catholic priest who had been appointed 
principal of the vital University preparatory school has 
been dismissed. In a public address he had declared 
that what Argentina needed are not elections and de- 

(Continued on page 152) 



It is sometimes remarked or implied that the qualifi- 
cations for Christian work on a foreign field may be 
lower than for Christian work at home — the heathen 
Vi/on't mind if the mis.sionary is below par. This is most 
certainly a misapprehension of the whole matter. The 
missionary is confronted with the same essential task 
of presenting the truth for the regeneration and spir- 
itual development of m.en as confronts the pastor or 
evangelist at home. The difficulties in his case fur- 
thermore are greatly increased. He must learn a for- 
eign language and bridge the gap of different customs. 
He becomes the founder of institutions and the advisor 
of the indigenous church. He must be the man of 
affairs that is needed to deal with problems of trans- 
portation, to interview governmental officials, to nurse 
the sick, to educate his children, et cetera, ad infinitum. 

J. Hudson Taylor, founder of the China Inland Mis- 
sion, gave the following twelve-point standard for can- 
didates for the mission field: 

1. A yielded and Spirit-filled life. 

2. Restful trust in God to supply all needs. 

3. A sympathetic spirit. 

4. Willingness to take a lowly place. 

5. Tact in dealing with men. 

6. Adaptability to circumstances. 

7. Zeal in service. 

8. Steadfastness in discouragement. 

9. Love for communion with God and Bible study. 

10. Some experience and blessing in the Lord's 

work at home. 

11. A healthy body. 

12. A vigorous mind. , 

Other requisites added by Arthur J. Brown in "The 
Foreign Missionary" are: 

1. Executive abOity and force of character. 

2. Common sense. 

3. Steadiness of purpose. 

4. An agreeable, cheerful, non-morbid tempera- 

ment. 

Regarding point three, Dr. Brown quotes a paragraph 
from a veteran missionary, "Send us a despiser of diffi- 
culties, who will not be discouraged under the most 
adverse circumstances, who will unite unflinching cour- 
age with consummate tact, know how to do impossible 
things and maintain a pertinacity that borders on stub- 
bornness with a suavity of manner that softens 
asperity." 

Commenting on the policies of boards in examining 
missionary candidates. Dr. Brown says, "The boards do 
not send the pale enthusiast or a romantic young lady 
to the foreign field, but the sturdy, practical, ener- 
getic man of affairs, the woman of poise and char- 
acter." 

Considering these statements of standards the reader 
may be affected with such a sense of insufficiency as to 
shrink from the call of missions. It is well for him to 
learn this lesson of his own insufficiency even though 
it may lead to temporary discouragement. Havmg 
learned it, he will be in position to recognize that it is 
utterly futile for one to engage in the ministry of the 

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Harold L. Dunning 



All the way from Africa there has been one Scripture 
passage on our hearts, Lamentations 3:21-26. The cen- 
tral thought of that wonderful pasage is, "Great is Thy 
faithfulness." And true it is! As we think back over 
the way that He led us we cannot help but praise Him. 
Truly "His compassions fail not." 

We left our station November 8, 1944, and in exactly 
two months reached New York, January 8, 1945. When 
we think of how others have had to wait months with- 
out end and are still waiting somewhere down the line, 
we cannot help but wonder at His mercy toward us^ 

When it became apparent to all on the field that Mrs. 
Dunning had to come home immediately, we faced the 
problem of getting home in time. At first it seemed 
impossible, but it remains true that "the Lord is good 
unto them that wait for Him." When it seemed that 
there just was no way. He opened our eyes to see the 
possibility of coming home by air. As with every open 
door there are apparent hindrances. These seemed 
legion to us, but as we advanced along the way we saw 
in them all evidence that "it is good that a man should 
both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the 
Lord " When we started we felt much like Abraham: 
we could not see the way. All seemed so uncertain and 
indefinite. Reports reaching us spoke of many who 
were stranded en route. All we knew was that it was 
apparently the Lord's will that we come home this way, 
so trusting Him, we started. 

We had hardly gone 150 miles— from Yaloke, our sta- 
tion, to Bangui where we were to catch our first plane- 
before we began to meet difficulties. Due to a blunder 
on our part our passpprts were delayed. At the same 
time we heard that the plane service we were to take 
was undergoing a change, and when it would begin 
again was uncertain. Because of these difficulties we 
were delayed two weeks at Bangui. Yet here again we 
saw His faithfulness, for when the plane service did 
open up again He saw to it that our passport arrived 
and we secured seats on the very first plane. 

The trip across the heart of Africa from Bangui to 
Lagos, Nigeria, was very pleasant. We traveled on a 
13-passenger Douglas plane run by the SABENA (a Bel- 
gian line) Company. The first lap of the journey 
lasted about 20 minutes, from Bangui to Lebenge, Bel- 
gian Congo. At 7 the next morning we took off agam. 
It was thrilling to us novices to soar above the morning 
clouds. We came down for about 20 minutes at Douala, 
French Cameroon, and then went on to Lagos. We were 
located in our room by 2 o'clock that afternoon. In a 



little over six hoiirs we had covered a distance that 
usually took two or three weeks. 

We beUeve Lagos is about the hottest place on earth. 
Had we known the difficulties we were to face there, 
and the hardship it was going to cause Marguerite, I'm 
afraid we would never have started on the trip. But 
again we saw the kindness of the Lord; He never lets 
us see far enough ahead to be startled by the future. 

Three days after arriving in Lagos we secured a plane 
booking through British Overseas Airways that was to 
take us to Fisherman's Lake, in Liberia. Since the 
plane was not to go for several days, Mrs. Dunning 
entered the European Hospital for medical examina- 
tions by doctors who specialized in tropical diseases. 
This was to prove a great blessing to her because it 
gave her just enough relief from the Lagos heat to 
enable her to endure it. Then came the blow to our 
hopes. Twelve hours before we were to go aboard the 
plane the service was called off for the next six months. 
This left us high and dry. I visited office after 
office, agency after agency, American consul and other 
officials, but none knew of any way to get from Lagos 
to Fisherman's Lake. Truly the outlook was black— 
and walking 12 blocks in the heat three times a day for 
meals did not help it. The only way out, we were told 
by all, was to go on to England and then across to the 
United States; but even this route was clogged for the 
next three months. Then when it seemed as if there 
just was no way and would be no way, the Lord under- 
took. We heard of a boat leaving for Freetown, Sierra 
Leone. Could one get to Fisherman's Lake from Free- 
town? No official knew. Recently-returned mission- 
aries told us there was, but it involved a 60-mile walk 
through the jungle. What could we do? The American 
Consul suggested that we wire the one at Freetown and 
a£.k him for information. The return wire brought the 
good news; there was a way into Fisherman's Lake 
from Freetown. There was a plane service (RAF) once 
a week. Now, could we get passage on the boat to Free- 
town? After waiting several days, finally the Elder- 
Dempster Lines informed us that they could squeeze us 
on. Praise the Lord! We were on the move again! 

This was an old St. Lawrence River boat now used as 
a' British troopship— and her nickname is "Naughty 
Nancy"! We had to travel blackout, and that meanc 
no air in our cabins at night. It was also necessary to 
carry life belts around every place one went on board. 
The trip took us eight days (not nearly as far as that 
covered by plane in six hours before) and was not too 
uncomfortable or unpleasant. 
At Freetown the Lord blessed us beyond our v/ildest 

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dreams, in the person of Rev. Schutz, of the United 
Brethren Mission. I'll never forget the moment we met 
him. The native porters were haggling with us about 
the amount we should pay for the porterage of our 
baggage. Since the currency was still unfamiliar, and 
the prices they were asking seemed so outrageous, we 
were having quite a time of it when among us (five 
missionaries and six children) walked a portly gentle- 
man who introduced himself as Rev. Schutz, of the 
United Brethren Mission. When the natives saw we 
knew him peace reigned immediately; and, for the next 
week we were to witness one of the best organizations we 
have ever seen. This brother took charge of us like a 
father. He knew all the ropes and had all the tricks 
up his sleeve. We breezed through customs, through 
censor, through currency problems, through booking 
for the plane to Fisherman's Lake — in fact, things went 
£0 smoothly that we had to pinch ourselves to see if we 
were not dreaming. How great a boon this really was, 
was made known to us by the American Consul there: 
he said that without this gentleman and his organiza- 
tion we would be there months before the official doors 
would be opened to us. Thank God for such a conse- 
crated man. He does this work for transient mission- 
aries along with an already heavy missionary program, 
often working late in the night to keep his work up. 

It was a grand and happy morning when we left 
Freetown at 5 o'clock, December 26, to go to the airport 
by truck. We flew in a paratroop plane and landed an 
hour later at Roberts Field and were traveling in motor 
coach to the Pan American base at Fisherman's Lake. 
Here we sat down to a real cup of American coffee and 
relaxed for the first time in several weeks. Marguerite 
had come down with malaria on Christmas day and 
was glad for a good bed in which to rest. We had 
finally reached that elusive place, FISHERMAN'S 
LAKE! 

Upon arrival here we were told that it would be ten 
days before another Clipper would pass going west. We 
settled down in a barracks-like hotel and waited. Then 
came rather disturbing news: there were four high- 
priority passengers booked on the next Clipper, and 
they might not be able to take all of us (now seven 
missionaries with nine children). For the rest of the 
time we prayed that the Lord would arrange all mat- 
ters. Then came the day. The Clipper landed from 
Portugal, and in another 12 hours would take off again 
for the U. S. A. Would we go on it? The Lord again 
worked in His mysterious v/ay. The high-priority pas- 
sengers had to be flown in from Monrovia. Liberia, but. 
at the last minute, the plane that was to bring them' 
developed engine trouble and could not make the trip: 
The P. A. A. officials then told us we could have the 
space. Then, just a couple of hours before flight time, 
a special army plane arrived with these passengers.' 
Our baggage was all tied in, and they took us anyway. 
It was safe to carry the extra weight since the weather 
report was good. 

At 6:30 Friday night we boarded the Clipper to hop 
across the ocean. After about two hours out we ran 



into a storm, and we experienced air-sickness. There 
were five or six storms that night. We landed in Natal, 
Brazil, at 6 A. M., spent three hours, and took off again 
at 6 A. M.! During this gain of three hours, the plane 
refueled and the passengers had breakfast. We had 
lunch in Belem, Brazil, and stayed overnight at Port of 
Spain, Trinidad. A first-class hotel was provided, and 
we had a much-needed sleep. At 11 : 15 we took off again, 
stopping at San Juan, Puerto Rico, for afternoon re- 
freshments and arriving at Bermuda about midnight. 
We were to go right on through after refueling, but 
because of bad weather it was decided to wait until 
morning. We were takeri to a hotel and got to bed at 3. 
We were called at 6 A. M., given breakfast and taken 
aboard the plane. We took off about 8, and arrived in 
New York a little before 2 in the afternoon. 

The Clipper itself is too colossal for me to describe. 
As I sat inside of it I could hardly believe it would fly. 
When we arrived at New York there were 57 passeng- 
gers on board (16 of them children) besides a crew con- 
sisting of captain, two pilots, navigator, and radio man. 
The lower deck has a freight compartment, small 
kitchen, two washrooms, five compartments capable of 
seating 10 or more passengers in each, and a large 
cloakroom for coats and overnight bags. 

To us the marvel of the trip is that Friday night we 
v/ere overheated in the tropics — Ruth was covered with 
prickly heat— and Monday afternoon we were standing 
in snow in New York! So quickly was the trip made 
that Ruth still had the prickly heat on her body! 

Having arrived at New York the next problem was to 
get to Sunnyside, Wash., Marguerite's former home. 
The Lord again stepped in and undertook for us. Those 
who must travel these days in the States kno^ that it 
is not easy to secure train accommodations on short 
notice. The Lord led us to a Christian woman who is 
connected with reservations on the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road. With much prayer and all her influence, she got 
us the only available reservation, a compartment, 
straight through to Washington. When we went to pay 
for the ticket the agent looked at our reservation and 
said, "How did you get this? It is almost impossible to 
■ get through connections like that these days without 
very high priority." All I have to say is that the Lord 
knows how to arrange things. We had the intervening 
time— slightly over two weeks— with my parents in New 
Jersey. 

Truly the Lord led us all the way. When we think of 
the journey we can but marvel that He got us through 
so quickly these hectic days. Both Marguerite and 
Ruth stood up under the strain very well, but the last 
day or two was just too much. Both are down now, but 
are getting better. We are sure it has been your prayer 
help through these days that has sustained us all. Now 
we know that you will continue to pray for us that the 
Lord will undertake and restore us to full strength 
again within His own time that we may be heading out 
again soon. Truly we can say, "GREAT IS THY FAITH- 
FULNESS." 



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MARCH 



1945 




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Following the annual meeting of the African Field 
Council, Brother Orville D. Jobson, Field Superintend- 
ent, wrote from Bozoum, F. E. A., on December 21, 1944: 

"Our gathering for this year, as a Mission, is now over. 
Eellevue proved to be quite delightful for this time of 
the year. It was cool, as tropical evenings go, and the 
days were not too warm. Being only a few, the accom- 
modations were adequate. The new building, which is 
Miss Bickel's home, provided an attractive meeting 
place. We regret that Brother and Sister Sheldon were 
not with us. The presence of those who have through 
the years impersonated the spirit of the Bellevue Dis- 
trict, would have greatly added to the bearing of the 
■ Conference. 

"The Lord blessed our souls with the study of His 
Word, led by Brethren Taber, Williams, Beaver, and 
ntyself. The lady missionaries brought us helpful de- 
votional thoughts at the beginning of our Prayer and 
Bible study sessions. Misses 



deputation worker. She will be the first of the lady 
workers to take furlough since Miss Crawford in Feb- 
ruary 1942. 

' A Missionary Sizes Up Himself, and incidentally sizes 
up missionaries in general. That is what Dr. Floyd W. 
Taber (Africa) did in a letter from which we quote a 
paragraph: 

"The enclosed letter to Brother Bauman, which will 
give you a lot of work, will also open your eyes to what 
some missionaries are hke. Since entering the office, 
ycu have certainly had som% disillusions. But you had 
not yet seen the depths. One of the most humihating 
things for us is to know what most people in our 
churches at home think about missionaries. Of course, 
there is none other like me. But even as a lot we are 
far from being the tin angels people think we are. If 
people could only know us as we are, to be able to pray 
for our deepest needs. But, on the other hand, if they 
really knew us they would 



Emmert and Snyder and 
Mrs. Beaver brought mes- 
sages on practical Chris- 
tian graces at three of our 
evening sessions. This 
part of our program con- 
sumed the four days fol- 
lowing our arrival. The 
Lord's Day followed. 
Brother Williams brought 
one of his practical mes- 
sages to the native church 
in the morning on the 
Christian's walk, and led 



I To give one's life through eighty years is harder 

% Than to give it in one moment gloriously; 

5 To make each instant a brown willow basket 

R Heaped with fresh flowers and ferns; to stilly be 

$ A cup of never-failing, cool spring water 

§ To those who walk a dusty road alone; 

i^ To succor with life-giving bread, rewardless, 

^ Those who expect a stone; 

^ To give one's life, on weary days and hopeless; 

^ To give one's life, hour after hour— and be 

"A Ready again, again— is harder 

5 Than 'to give it in a moment gloriously. . 

5? — Mary Carolyn Davies. 



^LelnthfafSlmoL'prr- L«.,«««CS,«..«^^ 

communion meeting. Love 

Feast followed at 6 o'clock, led by the missionary 

elders. 

"Miss Tyson, according to contract, is now due for 
furlough, having sailed from the U. S. A. in December 
1940. She has continually looked forward to furlough 
in the U. S. A. The loss of her brother, and now the 
news of the loss of her father, has increased her desire 
to get home to her mother, if possible, before she, too. 
passes on. Besides these personal factors is the fact 
that Miss Tyson has been the impersonation of the 
Mission's medical work during the two years Doctor 
Taber has been out of the work, which has been a con- 
tinual strain. The Mission's medical work is judged by 
the activity of the Yalokfe Dispensary. She has done 
her work well, thoroughly and unstintingly. The end 
of the four years finds her under a nervous strain, 
which we feel can only be relieved by a speedy furlough 
to the States. You know the value of Miss Tyson as a 



probably give us up as 
hopeless. Perhaps after all 
, it is best that only those 
should know the exceed- 
in g sinfulness of our 
hearts who have learned 
something of their own. 
The others would not un- 
derstand. And those who 
have got a gUmpse of 
their own hearts will know 
without being told that an 
ocean voyage could never 
cure that. 'BUT GOD . . .' 
The God who transformed 
the craven denier into the 
herald of Pentecost, a son 
oi thunder into the Apostle of Love, the scheming sup- 
planter into a Prince with God, is still at work. He has 
never given up a case as too hard." 

"This Thing of Being a Missionary"— Well, here is 
something more concerning it! Under date of October 
11, 1944, Dr. Floyd W. Taber wrote, "After we knew the 
Dunnings were leaving, it was decided that I should go 
to Yaloke and make a rapid visit to all the chapels with 
Harold, to get the work in hand and be able to take his 
place in case Field Council so decides. It might seem 
that since I left the work there in his hands less than 
three years ago I could immediately step into his shoes 
without any explanations. But 'things change in the 
Congo': they keep changing all the time. 

"Since I left the work the Evangelistic Committee has 
worked out a new system of church organization, a new 
system of church finance, a new system of dealing with 
(Continued on page 150) 



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THE BRKTHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



SOME DREAMINGS /V<^t a AlfUtma^, We Jfape! 



By JACOB P. KLIEVER, on Furlough From Africa 

When Joseph was in the prison in Egypt's fair land, 
he was called to interpret some dreams that had been 
troubling the King. Then the wisdom of God was re- 
■\'ealed as Joseph was given to show the King that there 
v/byld be a season of plenty and then a season of want. 
God was providing a way to keep his chosen ones, and 
to get them into Egypt where they were to grow into a 
nation. 

I wonder sometimes at the plenty that there seems to 
be at this time in spite of the OPA and others. There 
seems to be plenty of money, at least, and the Lord's 
people seem to be moved with a generous spirit of 
giving into the funds of the Church. Our last mission- 
ary offering also was a milestone in giving. 'We seem 
to see the balance on hand increasing some in spite of 
the high cost of travel for missionaries, and other ex- 
penses. Could it be possible that God is preparing his 
people for a time of leanness, but moving God's people 
to fill certain granaries that the Lord's purpose suffer 
not because of the lack of these things later? If so, 
then we should pour into the coffers as never before 
and thank the Lord that we can. 

Could it be that the Lord is opening NEW DOORS for 
us soon, and that He is moving His people to preparing 
for greater things ahead? We surely would not want to 
fail Him then. 

Could it be that the Lord is preparing for a season 
of greater fellowship with those whom the Church ha.s 
been helping? With all the improvements in travel,, 
with all the possibihties of being able to own a small 
transport plane, with young Christian servicemen com- 
ing back trained to fly them, with plenty of funds on 
hand (if people really give now), I dreamed a little 
dream with my eyes more or less open! 

Open because I was thinking of what would be some- 
thing to really help our believers in South America and 
in Africa. I dreamed that the Board could buy one of 
these planes, that a young serviceman was willing to ao 
his part and that some of our home churches thought 
it would be a good thing to have their pastor spend 
about three months in a mission field. Thus the 
Church would get together a special Vacation Fund; 
the Board would help according to its means of trans- 
portation and otherwise, and then, when about six 
churches had their pastors ready to go, why this plane 
would bring them over to Africa. A pastor is landed at 
each station, a group of believers is there. The inter- 
preters are on hand, and everything is set for a week 
of Bible Conference. The week is over, the plane picks 
up and drops dov/n until each pastor has changed 
places again, etc., until each Station ha? had each pas- 
tor, and each pastor has had a little of each Station. 
Then with a little camping, hunting, and fishing 
thrown in, I am sure that pastor would come back to 
his church with quite a little more point to his preach- 
ing, and better yet, your brethren in Africa would ne 
greatly strengthened. Best of all, our foreign churches 
and home churches would know each other better. 



But what a shame it would be if the opportunity; 
came and we as a Church could not buy it up. Let us 
prepare in the years of plenty and fill the Treasurer's ^ 
storehouse so that we can sow and reap that abundant 
harvest of spiritual things that will surely come. 



Cdiiat'd, Moii Box. — 

(Continued from page 149) 
converts, a new system of church records, etc. Since 
coming back to the Field I am not yet in direct touch 
with all these things, since I have been exclusively in 
the medical work. When you add to all these changes 
in form the inner spiritual changes and growth that 
have been taking place in the churches, among a people 
where what seems Uke a thriving church one month 
may be on the rocks the next, and a chapel where you 
see no signs of response of spiritual life one year will be 
a shining example of zeal the next— when you add 
further the fact there are now two brick houses under 
construction in the Yaloke District, to be supervised at 
two points 45 milss apart, whereas I never before had 
anything to do with building; and when you add still 
further the fact that laws governing our relationship to 
our employees are being revolutionized— then you get a 
faint glimpse of a few of the jobs I have to add to my 
regular medical work. 

"At time when I look at it, I am tempted to feel over- 
whelmed. The only salvation is to look to the Lord, not 
to men; to recognize this job as coming from Him, not 
from the force of circumstances nor from those in au- 
thority in the Mission; and to assure myself constantly 
that I have no responsibility except to obey Him mo- 
ment by moment. The responsibility for strength and 
for results is all His, and He never failed on a job yet. 
I am frequently reminded of a word Studd wrote to his 
wife, "If it is possible to make the mistake of trusting 
God too much, let us be the first in the history of the 
world to make it." 

Mrs. Robert Williams writes from Bekero, F. E. A., to 
to the Financial Secretary to say, "We appreciate get- 
tmg our allowance so promptly and regularly. But 
although we are glad to get our money and need-a little 
filthy lucre occasionally to keep things going, the thing 
we really need is missionaries. You couldn't cable about 
a dozen, could you? I hope to spend a large part of 
this coming dry season in the bush. There is so much 
to be done and it seems that so far we have accom- 
plished so little. We can hardly realize that our term 
is nearly half over already. 

EDITOR'S NOTE: It Is the same old story— every missionary that goes 
to Africa sends torth the call for more and more missionaries. It Is the old 
Biblical cry. "Come over Into Macedonia and help us." Rarely do we get a 
letter askrng for us to send them more money, but scarcely ever a letter comes 
that does not call for more and more missionaries. How we wish that we 
could "cable" to Sister Williams "about a dozen" of fine, young missionaries, 
and among them a couple of good missionary doctors. It Is being freely 
predicted that In a very few years after this present World War comes to a 
close, men and women are going to go hunting for jobs. Well, there's plenty 
of room on the mission fields of the world. Young men and women. If the 
right sort of stuff Is In you, and you have been born from above, there Is a 
life Job awaiting you. Are you ready to fill It? The Foreign Missionary 
Board of the Brethren Church wants missionaries. Qualifications? On another 
page you will find them. Read them, and If you believe that with the help or 
the Spirit of the Living God you can qualify, write to our candidate director, 
Dr. Alva J. IWcClaln, Winona Lalie, Indiana. — L. S. B.) 



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"False Prophets" 

(Contiued from Page 133) 
I know that he beUeves all four of those doctrines, and 
if the Methodist Church no longer believes in those 
things I think he ought to know it. Perhaps a signed 
statement by you will convince him." 

He replied- "If your brother-in-law or anyone else 
wants to know whether or not the Methodist Episcopal 
Church any longer believes those things, let hmi go to 
our seminaries and our colleges that are built and sup- 
ported by Methodist money. Get the text books that 
were written or are endorsed by our bishops. There you 
wUl find that every one of tliose doctrmes are denied." 
Now my friends, that man (Dr. Oxnam) was later 
on made the President of a great Methodist College m 
the state of Indiana. From that position he was ex- 
alted to become a bishop in the Methodist Episcopal 
Church; and a few days ago he was elected and m- 
stalled as "The President of the Federal Council of 
Churches of Christ in America," "falsely so-called." 1 
leave it with you whether or not "The E'ederal Council 
of Churches of Christ in America," "falsely so-called,'- 
is an apostate organization. 

Now this "Federal Council of Churches of Christ, 
"falsely so-called," composed of most of the great 
Protestant Churches of this country— about thirty of 
them— and ten or twelve organizations, such as the 
Young Men's Christian Association, and others that are 
professedly Christian organizations— this great Coun- 
cil declares that it speaks for 25,000,000 church mem- 
bers. It professes to be the mouthpiece for the entire 
body of Protestantism in America. Of course, this is 
not true, inasmuch as there are a number of churches 
and hundreds of thousands of individuals who are pro- 
testing and organizing against right now! 

"What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the 
end of the age?" The sign, said our Lord, shall be a 
great falling away from the faith of the Scriptures, by 
the coming of a multitude of false teachers, who shall 
lead vast multitudes away from the faith that alone 
can bring salvation to sinners. If that sign is not be- 
ing fulfilled in the world today, then there is no such 
thing as a fulfUlment of a sign, or of words that have 
certain meaning. The Bible becomes a meaningless 
book, which, by the way, it is not. If the sign is meet- 
ing with fulfillment, then, men and women, get right 
with God, and prepare for the great change that ls 
scon to come. This wicked old World cannot forever go 
on as it is now going. And who but the Christ of God, 
v/ho commanded wind and wave, can command peace. 
When He comes He will "speak in righteousness, mighty 
to save." Come, Lord Jesus, come, and come quickly! 

What 9t laku— 

(Continued from page 146) 
Gospel of Christ apart from the indwelling Spirit. From 
this point he may by faith begin to realize a power that 
is adequate for all occasions related to the purpose of 
God. — Bible Vision. 




BRETHREN FOREIGN 
MISSIONARY DIRECTORY 




SOUTH AIVIERICA 
433, Rio Cuarto, F. C 



A.. Pro». Cordoba, Argentin 



Velei Sarstleld 1018, Argentina, South 



ngul, 



. Africa 



Address: RIvad 

South America. ,.„.,, 

Rev anil lira. Clarence L. SicKel 

Rev! and Mrs. J. Paul Dowdy 
Address: La Carlota, F. C. C. A., 

AH-^-i^m^uer .^v-'^^SX.ba, Argentina, South America 
JIH RVc'l^do E Wasner (Wife of National Evangebst) 
AFRICA 

Address: IVlission Evangelique de rOubangul-Charl, Bozoum, par Ba 

Oubangi-Chari, French Equatorial Africa 
Superintendent and Mrs. OrviUe D. Jobson 
T>oTJ flnii Airs "Wavne Beaver . «,. , e- 

Address: Bassa'i,- par Boroum, par Bangui, Oubangu.-Charl, F. 

Miss Estella Myers 

Miss Grace Byron o=,n„,,i oar Oubanqui-Charl, F. E. Africa 

Address: Beilevue, par Bossangoa, par Bangui, par ouoangui 

Ker and Mrs. Chauftcey B. Slieldon 

Miss Florence Bickel pao,,a.Bangul, Oubangul-Chari, F. E. Africa 

Address: Bekoro (Bemiller), par rdoua t»a.iju., 

Mrs. Minnie Kennedy 

Jliss Kutti Snyder _ ,, , 

Address: Bouca, par Bangui, Oubangul-Charl, F. E. Afrlc 

Rev and Mrs. Robert S. Williams 
Address: Yaloke, par Boali, par Bangui, Oubangui-Charl, F. 

Dr. and Mrs. Floyd W. Taber 

Miss Elizabeth Tyson 

Miss Mary Emmert 

MISSIONARIES ON FURLOUGH 

13 .- ™„ri Mt« Curtis G Morrill, Harrah, Wasliington 

S 93^,lif»: S^e-ry^ SCi^t:e.^tr Beacb 
Celiforma. ^ 

Rev. and Mrs. Harold L. Dunnmg. 

MlTsfoNARIES UNDER APPOINTMENT AND PREPARING TO LEAVE 

Rev. and Mrs. Solon Hoyt. Grace Theological Seminary. W.nona l.a.e. 



Afric 



, Mr. John Weed, Rt. 2, Sunnyside, 



Indiana 

Rev. and Mrs. Lynn D. Sebrock, Grac 
Indiana ^ ^ 

Rev. and Mr". JIarvm L. Goodman, 
181, Chino, Calif. 



■ Tbeologi 



al Seminary, Winona Lake, 
eorge D. Hay, Kt. 1, Box 



(A Testimony) 



By Carmen Piussi, Los Cisnes, Argentina 

It is about two years ago since I yielded my life to 
the Lord. Since then I am dedicating myself to Him 
more and more each day. And now I can say: With 
Christ my life is happy. 

During Conference in Rio Cuarto last year I was 
baptized, and I felt a great joy that I was able to 
fulfill the command of the Lord. 

Upon my conversion I encountered many difficulties 
from my relatives and friends, and also from myself. 
But God is able, and dissipates every difficulty. When 
wc are still in the world it seems impossible for us to 
become Christians, like those who have already re- 
ceived Christ in their hearts. And it is true, because we 
by our own means never would be able. But in Christ- 
yes for there is nothing impossible to Him. Paul said, 
"I can do all things through Christ Who strengtheneth 
me " Therefore, we should always remember this and 
we shall always triumph; because a Christian must 
change his past life. "Therefore if any man be m 
Christ he is a new creature: old things are passed 
away; behold, all things are become new." 

Now I ask all my brothers and sisters in Christ to 
pray for my loved ones, so that they too may come to 
Christ as I have. 



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7<4e lin^U%^eit 



Thanks to all donors who have made possible the 
first $1,000 for the Brethren Radio Hour through their 
generous gifts. $4,000 to go until the program is on the 
air. It won't talce long, the way the gifts are coming 
in. Have you sent yours? 

A list of all who have sent in gifts is being prepared 
now for publication in the Missionary Herald. Every 
gift, no matter how small, will be listed. 

Excerpts from letters received: 

'■I have been waiting to begin my support of the 
Brethren Radio Hour. Here's my check for $10 to help 
it on its way." — From Washington. 

"Our Sunday School class has been receiving regular 
offerings for the Brethren Hour and we want to hear 
it on the air as soon as possible. We will send -your 
offerings as you desire them."— Prom Pennsylvania. 

"It has been my wish to hear a national Brethren 
radio program and I am so happy to know that plans 
are under way for it. Enclosed is a five-dollar bill to 
help." — From Iowa. 

And many others like them. 

Pray for the Brethren Hour ! 



"I WONDER" 

If I could hear my conversation 
Repeated at the end of day. 
Would it make to me a difference 
In saying what I say? 

Would I say that little thought 
That's lurking in my mind? 
Would I say those words of truth. 
Even though it be unkind? 

Would I talk about that person 
Whom I claim to be my friend? 
Would I say that fatal sentence 
Bringing friendship to an end? 

If I could hear as others hear me. 
If I could see myself as you, 
I wonder if there'd be a difference 
In doing what I do? 

— Cpl. James Hendricks. 




NOTICE— BIBLE SCHOOL 
SUPERINTENDENTS 

Doubtless you have noticed that there are but twelve 
Sundays in the First Quarter, 1945, consisting of the 
months of January, February, and March, while there 
are fourteen Sunday in the Third Quarter, 1945, which 
quarter includes the months of July, August, and Sep- 
tember. The two other quarters have thirteen Sundays 
each, which makes a total of fifty-two for the year. 
The irregularity in the First and Third Quarters does 
not occur very often. 

It will be necessary, therefore, for you to use the last 
lesson in your first quarter quarterlies for the first 
Sunday in April. 

At the beginning of the Third Quarter you will have 
one lesson left from your April-May-June Quarterly 
which should be used the first Sunday in July. From 
this point on the lessons will correspond to the number 
of Sundays in the Quarter. 

It is of extreme importane that this plan be followed 
by every teacher and pupil in classes where the Closely 
Graded Sunday-School Lessons are used. If this irreg- 
ularity and the plan to overcome it is not carefully 
explained to all concerned, especially the teachers, they 
will be complaining to the officers of the school that the 
quarterlies they have don't have the correct number of 
lessons. We feel certarn that you will co-operate with us 
by having a conference with all of the teachers whose 
classes study the Closely Graded Lessons before the 
Jraiuary-February-March Quarter ends so that a thor- 
ough understanding of the situation can be had by all. 



Polvtico-l '^e4i,i,lan6.— 

(Continued from page 146) 
mocracy, but order and discipline. His outspoken 
Fascist ideas angered the people and students of Argen- 
tina and he was eventually removed from office. An 
extremely radical political group tried to start a street 
meeting and parade. In the rioting there was an ex- 
change of shots. One policeman was wounded and one 
of the paraders killed. On the following Sunday the 
police officer in charge of that ward sent for the pastor 
who was planning to hold his regular open-air service 
in an important plaza.- "There will be squads of 
mounted police to see that no one interrupts or dis- 
turbs your service,'' he said to the pastor. "But would 
it not be' wiser to postpone your service for this Sun- 
day? Political agitators are liable to mingle with your 
group and start trouble." The vast majority of the 
Argentine people and officials are not in sympathy with 
the policy of persecution and intolerance inaugurated 
by the Catholic hierarchy. 



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You cannot relive yesterday, it is gone. Tomorrov/ 
has no power to change the record we write with the 
thoughts and deeds of today. Time cannot be changed. 
It has been wisely said, "You may move the hands of 
a clock to suit you, but you do not change the time." 
Time hastens and leaves us empty handed. We think 
we will always have time to do what we need to do 
but we forget that "the night cometh, when no man 
can work." Let us remember — time is passing and it 
is not what we are going to do tomorrow but what we 
do today that counts. 



Wltat /J^e you ^aiftf? 

What are you doing for Jesus? 
Think what He did for you. 
Bearing your punishment too. 

From God set apart, 

Breaking His heart. 

What are you bearing for Jesus? 
Think what He bore for you. 
His measure of sorrow and anguish 
Only the Father knew. 

We cannot know 

The depths of His woe. 

Think of the day you will see Him! 
No one so tender as He, 
But think of His voice as He asks you, 
"What have you done for Me?" 

Think of that day. 

What can you say? 

Martha Snell Nicholson. 



^^!f SUall A/at Pau . . . 

"The bread that giveth strength I want to g 
The waters pure that bid the thirsty live ; 
I want to help the fainting day by day— 
I'm sure I shall not pass again this way! 

"I want to give the oil of joy for tears; 
The faith to conquer cruel doubts and fears. 
Beauty for ashes may I give alway 
I'm sure I shall not pass again this way. 

I want to give good measure running o'er. 
And into hungry hearts I want to pour 
The answer soft that turneth wrath away! 
I'm sure I shall not pass again this way. 
"I want to give to others hope and faith; 
I want to do all that the Master saith; 
I want to live aright from day to day — 
I'm sure I shall not pass again this way." 



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If you have a work to do — do it now. 

If you have a witness to give — give it now. 

If you have a soul to win — win him now. 

If you have an obligation to discharge— discharge it 

now. 
If you have a debt to pay— pay it now. 
If you have a wrong to right — right it now. 
If you have a confession to make — make it now. 
If you have a preparation to make — make it now. 
If you have children to train— train them now. 

(The above two items were taken from an article in 
Christian Reader's Digest "It Is Later Than You Think" 
by Ralph Laurin.) 



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MARCH 10, 1945 



W.M.C. Program for April 



SCRIPTURE— Psalm 9:1-14 

SONG— "In the Cross" 

PRAYER CIRCLE— Using Requests 



Sfifiin<^ 



We thank Thee, Lord, that Thou dost bless 
Us with this springtime loveliness, 

These skies, the bluest ever seen. 
These fields and pastures tender green. 

Where the cattle drowse and sleep. 
And the meadow grass is deep. 

Countrysides in golden broom. 
Orchards all a drift of bloom, 

Buttercup and daffodil. 
Grasses blowing on a hill. 

We thank Thee for remembering 

Us with thees gifts, this lovely Spring! 

Martha Snell Nicholson 



1 Peter 5:5 

1. Required by God (Mic. 6:8). 

2. Exemplified by Christ (Matt. 11:29; Jo^n 13: 4, 5). 

3. Beginning of Salvation (Job 22:29; Luke 18:13 
14). 

4. Brings Answers' to Prayer ((2 Chron. 7:14; Psalm 
9:12). 

5. Secret of Revival (Isa. 57:15; 66:2). 

6. Characteristic of Greatness (Prov. 18:12; Matt 
18:4). 

7. Road to Exaltation (James 4:10; 1 Pet. 5:6). 

— N. H. Camp. 



I do not ask that He must prove 

His Word is true to me. 
And that before I can believe 

He first must let me see. 

— Selected. 



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PreBident — Mrs. Herman Koontz, 105 Otterview Avenue. Roanoke, Virsinin 
Vice-President — Mrs. Robert Ashman, 545 East Fifth Street, Peru Indiana 
Recording SecreUry — Mrs. William Schaffer. 307 West Frankui Straet 

Berne, Indiana ' 

Financial Secretary-Treasurer— Miss Mabel E. Donaldson. 4328 Garrison 

Street N. W. Washington, D. C. 
Literature Secretary— Mrs. Marvin Goodman Sr.. Winona Lake, Indiana 
raf' Chairman—Mrs. Ralph Rambo. 2301 Evans, Cheyenne. Wyoming 
tditor — Mrs. John Aeby. Winona Lake, Indiana 



SPECIAL MUSIC— Vocal Duet 

BIBLE STUDY— "The Mark of Humility' 

SONG— "Amazing Grace" 

MISSION STUDY— David Livingstone 



By Mrs. Ralph Ramba 

Psalm 55:17. Evening and morning, and at noon, will 
pray, and cry aloud: and He will hear my voice. 

Pray that God will thrust forth laborers among the 
Jews that they may know Jesus as their Saviour 
and true Messiah. 

Pray for the broken hearted and bereaved. 

Pray for our Brethren ministers and their wives. 

Pray for our missionaries in South America and 
Africa. 

Pray for the native Evangelists and Christians of 
our foreign lands. 

Pray for our project during March, April and May 
for the library at Grace Seminary. 

Pray for our National W. M. C. Officers as they are 
preparing our next year's work. 

Pray that carnality may be put away and we be- 
come Spiritual Christians. 



^fl^ln(f> 



I'm almost distracted, my life's all awry! 
How can I do housework ? The blue of the sky 

And the green of the earth and the flutter of wings 
Have set me to dancing: I do shocking things! 

My housewifely spirit is drunk with Spring air. 
The place is a sight, and I don't even care — 

No house can take precedence over the sun ! 
This morning I left my dishwashing half done 

Because a bright rainbow arched over the skies. 
I tripped on the dust mop, and there it still lies. 

I found a white crocus pushed up through the green 
Of the lawn, O the whitest that ever was seen! 

And pink tulips lifted their cups to the sky . . . 
I found I was trembling, so foolish am I. 

O, please tell my family it's such a hard thing 
To be a good housewife, just now when it's Spring! 
— Martha Snell Nicholson. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



THE FAMILY ALTAR "^^^ lLniBIEAIE¥ 

OF 
By Mrs. H.W.Koo„tz, Our National W.M.C. President ^^^^^ THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY 



In the hurry and confusion of today we are in danger 
of losing sight of the spiritual, the eternal. We say, 
"How we wish we had time for this or that spiritual 
exercise, but the days fill up so quickly and the inter- 
ruptions are so many that we never get around to 
them." We need an anchor that will hold us steady 
and will keep first things first. This anchor may be 
found in the family altar. 

Any Christian will readily admit the advantages of 
this time of family fellowship in the Lord Jesus Christ. 
It knits the family together, making it a unit against 
the sins and temptations of the day. It proves to the 
children in the home that the parents believe in the 
Bible. It makes prayer and Bible reading a natural, 
spontaneous, important spiritual exercise. It is a testi- 
mony to all in the home and outside it, that the Lord 
Jesus comes first. When the children go out into the 
world it strengthens them to know that prayer at the 
family altar will be offered daily for them. 

The difficulties may be great but the rewards are 
correspondingly valuable. To those who feel that their 
lives are too busy it might be said that family worship 
need not take a great amount of time. It can begin 
with a few verses of Scripture and a heartfelt, earnest 
prayer, and may be extended to include hymn singing 
and memory work as time permits and the members 
of the family realize its value. Those who have never 
prayed aloud may be assured that this type of prayer 
in which all the little and large home events and de- 
sires and necessities are mentioned to the Lord, is the 
easiest and best kind to learn to pray. One great barrier 
to family worship is an unbelieving father in the home. 
Those who have read "Goforth of China" know how 
he overcame this handicap m his own home by taking 
the lead himself, and how, to his surprise, his father 
co-operated with him. Many others can give this testi- 
mony about their own homes. Perhaps the greatest 
difficulty today comes because the working hours of 
different members of the family may not coincide, 
thus making it impossible for every member to be pres- 
ent every day. In this case a time should be chosen 
that will suit the greatest number. Even the absent 
ones will derive benefit in knowing that their names 
will be brought before the Throne. 

A tendency to make family worship formal should 
be avoided. If a child wishes to ask a question on the 
Scripture portion it should be answered. The intimate, 
daily happenings should be mentioned in the prayer. 
Sally's test in school, and Tommy's habit of losing his 
belongings should be mentioned. Joys and blessings, 
testings and problems, should all find their place as 
the family unitedly kneels before the Lord. 

Our homes need the family altar; our churches need 
it; our country needs it. Let us pray that every Breth- 
ren home will establish it, in His power and for His 
glory. 



Mabel C. Hamilton, Librarian 

As women of the Brethren Church we are all vitally 
interested in the work that is being done in the prepar- 
ation and training of our future ministers and mission- 
aries through the medium of our seminary at Winona 
Lake. The women's Missionary Councils throughout 
the brotherhood have each year shown m a substantial 
v/ay their interest in our growing seminary. This year 
we are thinking especially about the library and its 
relationship to the value of the seminary. 

One of the primary requirements of a strong semi- 
nary is a well-equipped, well-balanced library. There 
is an occasional person who thinks that a Bible teacher 
needs nothing but his Bible to help him in his study 
However, I do not believe any thoughtful Christian 
would ever take that position. The Bible is an infinite 
Book, written under the direct guidance of an infinite 
God. Man is, and always will be, a finite being. No 
such finite person can hope to fathom the depths of 
the infinite Book. But God does give to His servants, 
through the illumination of the Holy Spirit, glimpses 
into the rich truths of that Book. To one man he re- 
veals one truth, to another man another phase of 
truth. I believe He expects His children to compare 
notes, as it were, and profit by His revelations to each 
one. In a day of darkness He revealed to Luther that 
"the just shall live by faith" not penance. Still later he 
revealed to a little group of seeking men and women 
the blessed truths of John 13. Down through the years 
truths have been revealed and books have been written 
about those truths. I believe that from early times 
Christian leaders have felt the need of commentaries 
in their training. In II Tim. 4:13 we find the Apostle 
P;-..ul, in prison at Rome, writing to his trusted Tim- 
othy . . . '. "When thou comest bring — the books but 
especially the parchments." Commentators are agreed 
that the "parchments" were the Old Testament Scrip- 
tures and the "books" were probably commentaries 
upon them. Even the Apostle Paul felt the need of 
books to aid him in his study of the Word of God. How 
much greater is the need of the young man or woman ■ 
preparing for Christian service today. To meet this ! 
need during preparation days is the purpose of the 
seminary library. 

The library of Grace Theological Seminary has been 
growing steadily through the past few years. At the 
present time because of the arrangement made with 
the Winona School of Theology, which meets in the 
same quarters during the summer weeks, we have 
access to their library as well as our own. Our com- 
bined libraries total more than 8,000 volumes of which 
about 3,500 belong to Grace Seminary. For the most 
part our books have been carefully selected and of 
greater value than the larger number in the other 
library. We look with satisfaction upon our expanding ' 
library for the time is fast approaching when we will 



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MARCH 10, 1945 



IN HONOR OF THOSE 



IN UNIFORM 



"I am with thee and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest.' 
(Genesis 28:15) 



TO MY BOY OVERSEAS 

Sometimes I used to say to you 

When you went out to play, 

"Good bye, my child, be careful and 

Be my good boy today." 

And then I tried to school my heart 

And trust you to God's' care. 

Again I send you forth, again 

I trust Him . . . This my prayer ; 

"Dear Lord, be with this boy of mine 

Wherever he shall be. 

And keep him straight and strong and fine; 

Incline his heart toward Thee. 

When he is weak be Thou his strength. 

When tired, his resting place; 

In battle be his sure defense. 

And give to him Thy peace. 

Teach him to pray, to seek Thy face. 

Ah, Lord, the thought is sweet 

That tliey may meet, his prayers and mine, 

Before Thy mercy seat! 

Nor for my boy alone I pray 

In tears before Thy face — 

For every mother's son I plead, 

Lord, save them by Thy grace." 

— Martha Snell Nicholson 



TO MY MOTHER 

When I was just a little boy 

I used to seek your arms 

For refuge from my little woes 

In childhood's small alarms. 

I found their tender shelter sweet, 

And now that I am grown 

My country calls, but mother dear, 

I do not go alone. 

Nor unprepared — I buckle on 

The armor of the Lord ; 

Deep in my heart are promises 

And lessons from His Word. 

His everlasting arms shall be 

My refuge, my defense, 

Though battles rage, my soul will trust 

In God's omnipotence. 

O living Christ, my strength, my stay — 

No depth of deepest sea, 

No bursting bomb can separate 

My mother's Lord from me! 

— Martha Snell Nicholson. 




The above is a picture of Captain Chaplain Orville 

A. Lorenz taken "some where in Belgium." 

Chaplain Lorenz has been serving with the 9th 
Infantry Division Artillery overseas for over 28 months. 
His division was credited with having the largest part 
in driving the Germans out of north Africa. He also 
took part in the invasion of Sicily and Normandy. Ex- 
cept for a few months of rest in England he has seen 
active service for almost two and one-half years. 

In a recent letter he writes "I generally have about 
5 to 6 services a week, many of them having to be 
conducted outside. It is too cold to use the organ the 
Army gave me, so we just sing a few songs. Some of 
tiie services I have inside — barns, hospital tents, attics, 
etc. Attendance is good, but not as good as in the 
summer time when the weather is better. Still, if we 
had some of those 'uncomfortable pewes' people have at 
home, I know the men would enjoy it a lot better. Some 
of the places we have had for Church are not very 
conducive to worship, especially when you sit on your 
helmet, hold a hymn book m one hand, your carbine or 
rifle in the other and are pestered by gas masks and a 
few shells flying overhead or landing in your area. 

We often think we are the 'forgotten Division' when 
we read of men who are home on furlough after being 
overseas for a year. They give us the news always that 
you don't take out the first team until the game ia 
won." 

EDITOR'S NOTE 

Let's make this page helpful and worthwhile! Send 
in suitable poems, pictures and letters from your boys 
and girls in the service of our country. Add a note 
concerning each one's previous activity in your local 
church. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



DAVID LIVINGSTONE 



lite Mil6.U)'naM^ aaJt Co/ixlo^efi 



By Mrs. Herman A. Hoyt 



The name of David Livingstone will always be asso- 
ciated with Africa, for he was one of the first mission- 
aries to the Dark Continent, and in many respects the 
greatest of all the missionaries to this vast region, 
opening it up to the gospel of the grace of God. He 
was a man of the people, with never the least hankering 
for any title or distinction. His was a calm, self-reliant, 
preserving nature, possessing all the qualities that 
make a great pioneer missionary. He displayed the true 
meaning of self denial, thus giving evidence that the 
secret of his life was the glow of divine love and the 
power of conscience. These, and many others, make 
him a singular person. But his name will ever be asso- 
ciated with the evangelization, exploration and emanci- 
pation of Africa. 

I. THE LIFE OF LIVINGSTONE. 

David Livingstone was bom March 19, 1813 at the 
village of Blantyre Works, in Lanarkshire, Scotland. 
He was the second child in a family of seven children. 
At the age of ten David entered the neighboring cotton- 
mill, and by strenuous efforts qualified himself at the 
age of twenty-three to enter college. About the age 
of twenty, a great spiritual change took place in his 
life. His parents' had taken great pains to instill the 
doctrines of Christianity into his mind, but not until 
this time did he feel the necessity and value of a per- 
sonal application. Soon after, he felt called to be a 
missionary. 

Livingstone had set his heart on China, but this door 
was closed due to the opium war there. He wanted to 
go as a medical missionary as well as going as a mes- 
senger of the gospel, so he attended for two sessions, 
the medical and Greek classes in Anderson's College, 
Crlasgow, and also a theological class. In September, 
1839, he was accepted by the London Missionary So- 
ciety as a candidate. After taking his medical degree 
in the Faculty of Physicians and Surgeons in Glasgow 
in November, 1840, through the influence of Mr. Moffat 
and the decision of the Society, Livingstone's heart 
turned toward Africa for which place he set sail on 
December 8, 1840. 

About five months later he arrived at Kuruman, 
Bechuanaland, the mision station established by 
Robert Moffat twenty years before. The next two years 
Livingstone traveled about the country to the north 
searching for a suitable place for a mission station. 
During these two years he was convinced that his work 
was to pioneer, to open up and start new stations and 
train native agents to work them out in detail. In 
1844, Livingstone married Mary Moffat. After sixteen 
long years of toil, at the age of sixty, his body ravaged 
with sickness, he was found dead, kneeling in the act 
of prayer. His earthly remains are in Westminster 
Abbey, but his spirit is with the Lord whom he served. 

II. THE WORK OF LIVINGSTONE. 
Livingstone's first few years were spent in regular 

m.issionary work among various tribes. He then began 
tc push northward, bent upon getting farther into the 
heart of Africa. After several preliminary trips, dur- 



ing which his family suffered much from illness, he 
decided to send them to England, while he gave him- 
self to further exploration with a view to opening up 
the interior to missionary work. In 1852 he entered 
upon his first great journey, which occupied four 
years. He traced the Zambesi to its source, proceeded 
then to the western coast at St. Paul de Loanda, in 
Angola, and then recrossed the continent to the Indian 
Ocean, discovering on the way the famous Victoria 
Falls. This was a journey of 11,000 miles covered en- 
tirely on foot. In 1856 he made his first visit home, 
and upon his return, it was suggested that he should 
give up missionary work and give himself solely to dis- 
covery. In reply, he said, "I would not consent to go 
simply as a geographer, but as a missionary, and do 
geography by the way." The remaining fifteen years 
of his life, except for a brief visit home in 1864- 
65, were spent in persistent exploration, during which 
he discovered the sources of the Nile, located the great 
lakes' of East Central Africa, and verified the upper 
courses of the Congo. For long periods of time he was 
cut off in the far interior from communications with 
the outside world. He was racked by disease, attacked 
by wild beasts, threatened by savages, robbed and be- 
trayed by carriers and tortured in spirit by the horrors 
of the slave hunters. What his Mission cost him, few 
if any will ever fully know. 

III. THE CONTRIBUTION OF LIVINGSTONE. 

Livingstone himself traveled twenty-nine thousand 
miles in Africa, and added to the known part of the 
globe about a million square miles. He discovered 
Lakes Ngami, Shirwa, Nyassa, Moero, and Bangweolo; 
the upper Zambesi, and many other rivers. He made 
known the wonderful Victorian Falls, also the high 
ridges flanking the basin of the central plateau. He was 
the first European to travel the whole length of Lake 
Tanganyiska. The continued cry of his heart to finish 
his work was answered, though not in the way he 
thought. It was the touching circumstances of his 
death that did more for Africa than he could have 
done had he completed his task and spent years in 
this country following it up. From the worn out figure 
kneeling at the bedside in the rude hut in Ilala, hearts 
were quickened on every side. The statesman felt it; 
it put new vigor into the dispatches he wrote and the 
pleasures he devised with regard to the slave-trade. 
The merchant felt it, and began to plan in earnest how 
to traverse the continent with roads and railways, and 
open it to commerce. The explorer felt it, and started 
with high purpose no new scenes of unknown danger. 
The missionary felt it,— felt it a reproof of past languor 
and unbelief, and found himself lifted up to a higher 
level of faith and devotion. 

When ministers and teachers speak of this man, 
when parents tell their children what Africa owes to 
him, and when the question is asked what made him 
so great and so good, the answer will be that he lived 
by the faith of the Son of God, and that the love of 
Christ constrained him to live and die for Africa. 



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MARCH 10, 1945 



The Mark of Humil 



Christian humility is that gift of the Holy Spirit 
which causes the human heart to prostrate itself at 
God's footstool in utter self-abnegation and submis- 
sion to His wUl. 

God has chosen humility as a foundational virtue in 
His great plan. There are distinct references to it 
among the fruits of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22), as "long- 
suffering," "gentleness," "meeicness." Aside from hun- 
dreds of references which describe the same attitude, 
the word "humility" in some form is used in the Scrip- 
ture no less than seventy times. From various passages 
it seems to be the fount from which many other virtues 
flow. 

True humility as a Christian grace, originating 
through the Spirit in a deep consciousness of sin past 
and present, and leading us on to. discover our utter 
nothingness in the sight of God, will indelibly marU 
the life of every surrendered believer. The proof of 
this fact is the basis for the study. 
I. HUMILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO SALVATION. 

The natural tendency of the human heart is toward 
fleshly pride and arrogance, which do not lend them- 
selves in the least to the submitted attitude essential 
to the realizations of salvation. Far from receiving 
the blessings of God in salvation, the proud man will 
proclaim his own ability to save and keep himself 
tlirough human works and God will fight against him 
(1 Pet. 5:5). He will fail to admit his hopelessly de- 
praved and lost condition, and thus will be unable to 
see his need of the only Saviour. 

The Pharisee and the Publican of Luke (18:9-14) 
dramatize the contracts between pride and humility 
and their results regarding salvation. God could not, 
and would not pierce the wall of pride erected by 
Pharsaical righteousness, but He did hear the cry of 
the Publican who applied for his blessing in lowliness 
and submission of soul. Job plainly says that God will 
save the humble (22:29). It was the very humility of 
Jesus Christ in the emptying of Himself which made 
possible our salvation (Phil. 2:8). Paul must be 
humbled by the Lord on the Damascus road before his 
conversion (Acts 9:1-19). Naaman was forced to 
humbly wash in the Jordan before he received his 
blessing (2 Kings 5:1-15). God giveth grace to the 
humble (1 Pet. 5:5). This unmerited favor makes it- 
self supremely mainfest in regeneration. The picture 
Oi a humble, meek, submitted little child describes 
those who enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only when 
the heart is a broken vessel can it carry the water of 
life. Thus we are well within the precincts of the 
Word when we hold that humility is an absolute essen- 
tial to salvation. 

Daniel Webster once said, "Heaven's gates are not so 
highly arched as king's palaces; they that enter there 
must go upon their knees." 

II. HUMILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO SUCCESSFUL 
CHRISTIAN SERVICE. 
Christian service is obeying the will of God through 
the Holy Spirit while true obedience is the child of 



BY L. L. GRUBB 



humility. Details for the believer's service are only re- 
vealed to him as he submits his will to God's. Even 
though it may seem to be successful, much of what 
we call service unto God is merely the energy of the 
flesh because it is not produced by a humble spirit and 
therefore is not true obedience nor is it acceptable 
with God. The most successful service is so because 
underlying it is the most abject humility which pro- 
duces full obedience. 

Jesus Christ humbled Himself, and it was then that 
He became obedient unto death, even the death of the 
cross, and thus made possible our service as well a.A 
salvation (Phil. 2:8). A constant attitude of servility 
colored every detail of Christ's ministry. His utter- 
ance in Gethsemane just before Calvary struck the 
keynote of His whole life (Matt. 26:39). He is our ex- 
ample! The early servants of Christ such as Paul gave 
glowing pictures of humility in service (Acts 20:19, 
"serving with all humUity of mind;" 1 Cor. 15:16. 
"But by the grace of God I am what I am;" 2 Cor. 
11:7, "in abasing myself that ye might be exalted." 
Paul did this by his frugal living). Evidently the 
branches that bear the most fruit hang the lowest. 

True humility is essential in our service to God be- 
cause it gives Him all the praise for every success (Gal 
6:14; 1 Cor. 15:10). Any believer who is guilty of any 
other attiude is not truly humble. 

III. HUMILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO FULL FELLOW- 
SHIP. 

Barriers against fellowship which exist between the 
Lord's own who are sound in other phases of the 
Christian life and testimony, are often erected by un- 
willingness to admit mistakes, jealousies because of 
the successes and advancement of others, unkind and 
careless words, backbiting, gossip, etc. Denominations 
and local church organizations are alike guilty. Even 
in the early Corinthian church there were some who 
v/ere guilty of these gross sins (1 Cor. 1:10-15). It is 
well to remember that when our fellowship is thus 
broken with each other because of sin, it is also broken 
with God! The heart of our Lord must be sorely 
grieved frequently at this lack of love and humility in 
His people. 

Pride and humility are constantly referred to as 
direct opposites in the Word of God, and as being re- 
spectively the bases for God's judgment (Prov. 16:18), 
and His blessing (Psa. 34:2; 69:32; 1 Pet. 5:5). We seem 
to forget that when a spirit of jealousy is manifested 
toward others, our own pride is automatically declared 
in bold headlines. True humility will recognize the 
leading of the Spirit in others, and the resultant suc- 
cesses with ascriptions of praise to the glory of God. 
Full humility and ungodly jealousy cannot exist in 
the surrendered heart. Instead, complete resignation 
to the Saviour will admit that He is not divided, and 
will affirm afresh the fact that all believers must fel- 
lowship in service to His honor. Then our intimacy 
with fellow Christians and with our Lord will be sweet 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



Deputation Work of 
OUR NEW MISSIONARIES 



Kathryn Hoyt 

I am happy to take this opportunity to write in re- 
spect to our deputation work. I want to thank all who 
have had and shall have a part in helping us get our 
outfit together. It is a difficult problem in these days. 

Thus far we have had meetings in tlie Brethren 
Churches of: Rittman, Huntington, West Kittanning 
and Winona Lake. We shall soon be going to Ashland, 
Ohio, Fremont, Ohio and perliaps Allentown, Penn- 
sylvania. 

As we go we are encouraging young people to dedi- 
cate their lives to full-time service for the Lord. Thus 
far in our services we have seen three such dedica- 
tions. Our prayer is that God will in some way use 
us to influence volunteers for the field. 

We witnessed God's blessing in Kittanning as some 
of the members gave us trunks which they were not 
using. 

Our days in the homeland are numbered but we go 
lorth trusting that God's children will be holding us in 
prayer continuously. 



Lynn, and I thank the Lord 
for the opportunity and privi- 
lege of going to our Brethren 
churches to present the needs of 
Argentina. He has blessed and 
done "exceeding abundantly 
above all we could ask or think." 
At each of the churches the re- 
sponse in interest to the field has 
been an encouragement. In help- 
ing to gather in the funds to- 
ward our outfit, the churche.s 
have given in a wonderful way. '-^'^ schrock 

In addition to this we have obtained several much- 
needed trunks. 'O give thanks unto the Lord for he Is 
good." 

Our first deputation meeting was in Fort Wayne. 
We had the missionary message in the morning and a 
gospel message at night. 

The Hoyt's and we had three meetings in Kittanning, 
Pennsylvania. This was the frist time the four of us 
with little Rita were in a meeting together. 

The last deputation meetings we had were in Ster- 
ling and Rittman, Ohio. We held services at Sterling 
in the morning and afternoon. In the evenmg we were 
at Brother Gehman's church. 

The Lord has led us in our deputation work and His 
hand of blessing has been upon us. How can we praise 



Him enough. 
30, 



'As for God, his way is perfect" Psa. 18 



I 




DOROTHY GOODMAN 



We praise the Lord for the 
deputation meetings which we 
have been privileged to hold this 
year. Although they have been 
few, we truly received a blessing 
from each of them. 

One Sunday we were at the 
Meyersdale and Summit Mills 
churches in Pennsylvania. It Ls 
always a joy to go to these two 
churches, especially to Summit 
Mills because they have adopted 
me, and it is almost like going 
home when we go there. Last Sunday we were happy 
to do our deputation work right at home in the Winona 
Lake church. 

One purpose of deputation work is that the members 
of our churches might become acquainted with the 
missionaries. I believe the missionaries themselves re- 
ceive the biggest blessing in becoming acquainted with ' 
the church members. 

We are looking forward to doing more deputation 
work in California during the next four months while ' 
Marvin is finishing his college at the University of 
California at Berkley. 

It also might be possible to visit a few of the Penn- 
sylvania churches while we are completing our la,s( 
minute preparations for the field. 



FOOD FOR THOUGHT 

Go ye into all the World, and preach the gospel to 
every creature. Mark 16:15. 

Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though 
God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's 
stead, be -ye reconciled to God. II Cor. 5:20. 

But there is a greater hunger than for bread. It is 
the hunger of the soul for Christ— the Living Bread. 

Two thirds of all who die, die in that hunger— with- 
out Him. 26.000,000 a 5'ear, 3.000 every hour. Surely 
this is the greatest need of the hour in the world to- 
day. 

Jesus said "feed my sheep." 



"Christ has 'no hands but your hands, to do His work 

today; 
Christ has no feet but your feet, to guide men in His 

way; 
Christ has no tongue but your tongue, to tell men how 

He died; 
Christ has no voice but your voice, to call men to His 

side." 

Annie Johnson Flint. 



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(Continued from page 156) 
have our new building and then we will no longer have 
access to the booljs of the other school, and will have 
to depend upon our own library. Plans for our new 
seminary building call for library rooms with the very 
latest equipment and conveniences. When we move 
into that building we want a library worthy of the 
place it will occupy. 

Our library has been growing by several methods. 
P'irst of all, there have been many gifts to it. I cannot 
mention all of them but among the gifts has been a 
substantial one to be used as a memorial to our late 
Dr. Beal. A retired non-Brethren minister friend here 
at Winona gave us several hundred volumes from his 
own library. A Brethren minister sent us a very fine, 
expensive set of rehgious encyclopedia this past year. 
Each year the Senior Class adds a goodly number of 
valuable volumes to the library a^ its gift to the school. 
Thus by the gifts of interested groups and individuals 
our library has grown. 

Another method of growth has been through the 
purchase of second-hand libraries. We were able to 
purchase, several years ago, several hundred volumes 
on Archaeology and Ancient languages which have 
added tremendously to the value of that department 
of study. When we can buy these libraries directly we 
can save much more than when we have to buy our 
bool5;s through second-hand bookstores. Many of the 
finest commentaries date bacl?; into the last century, 
are no longer in print, and must be obtained second- 
hand. 

Thirdly, there are being added to the library many 
new books that are being needed and recommended 
from time to time in the courses being studied. 

We appreciate the interest of the W. M. C. in the 
seminary and its library. In addition to your financial 
help we would like to encourage each one of you to 
keep the needs of the library in your thoughts. Per- 
haps you may know of some old saint of God, a Chris- 
tian worker, who has gone home to glory, or is about 
to go home. Does he have a library he no longer needs? 
Could that library be obtained for Grace Seminary' 
Often books of great value to a seminary are sold when 
a home is broken, for a mere song, to some second 
hand bookstore. These stores know the value of old 
commentaries and when we have to buy from them 
the price is sometimes prohibitive. Perhaps, again, you 
yourself have stored away in an attic or unused book- 
case boolcs that have belonged to someone dear to you 
who is no longer with you. Do you not believe that 
those books would be of greater worth training Breth- 
ren ministers and missionaries than collecting dust in 
some dark corner? 

We here at Grace Theological Seminary will appreci- 
ate your interest in our needs and will always be glad 
for any information you can give us to help us add the 
great works of Christian literature to our seminary 
library. 



(Continued from Page 159) 

indeed and among the ruins of our pride we shall erect 
a monument to His glory through our close fellowship. 
IV. HUMILITY IS ESSENTIAL TO THE FULLEST 
BLESSING OF GOD. 

The reason some possess so little both spiritually, 
physically and materially is because they are too proud 
to ask for and receive the blessings of God. The Father 
has not promised a single blessing to the proud, but 
He does promise that the meek shall inherit the earth 
(Matt. 5:5), and that those who are humble in the fear 
of the Lord shall have riches, honor and life (Prov. 
22:4)'. Why not use this golden key that opens Heaven's 
storehouse? 

It follows that those who are truly great have first 
been truly humble (Matt. 18:4; 23:12; Isa. 2:9). This 
will be a greatness of humility, and is fully possible of 
attainment by the power of God. Whom He greatly 
exalts, He first humbles. It has been said that the 
truly great man has no conception of his greatness. 
This is true of the believer for humility is the finest 
grace when it does not realize itself to be a grace at all. 
We must guard against a Pharasaical pride in humility. 
The really humble believer will never feel proud when 
praised for his humility, nor will he pride himself upon 
its degree. 

A fitting conclusion is found in the commands of 
James (4:10), and Peter (1-5:6). Humble yourselves in 
the sight of the Lord and men! This obedience in hu- 
mility may include a high price of longsuffering but 
iL is well worth it in the end. 

The perfect servant knows both how to be abased 
and how to abound as Paul (Phil. 4:12). 

Are you wearing your mark of humility? May God 
grant that you are without even realizing it. 

"Make me a little child. 
Humble, teachable and mild; 
Seeing only in Thy light; 
Walking only in Thy might ! " 
— John Berridge 



A TIME TO TRUST 

"When nothing whereon to lean remains, 

When strongholds crumble to dust; 
When nothing is sure but that God still reigns, 

That is just the time to trust. 

'"Tis better to walk by faith than sight. 

In this path of yours and mine; 
And the pitch-black night, when there's no outer light. 

Is the time for faith to shine." 



Five hundred people are dying of starvation every day 
in the streets of Athens. In Shanghai alone there aie 
over one hundred fifty camps for refugees and yet 
there are estimated 250,000 around the city with not 
enough bread to eat. Now read Matt. 25:31 to 46. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 




The Suie^dvoad 

"LOOKING UNTO JESUS FOR VICTORY OVER 
DEATH" 

Memory Verse John 11:25 

OFFICIARY 

DEVOTIONAL PROGRAM 

SONG SERVICE : Some Suggestions 
"Christ Liveth in me" 
"Higher Ground" 
"There's Power in the Blood" 

CHORUSES: 

"Lost but Jesus found me" (Prayer chorus) 
"Jesus Said that Whosoever Will" 
"For God so Loved the World" 

PRAYER: Using the prayer requests given and 
those your own group may suggest. 

TOPIC: "Looking Unto Jesus for Victory Over 
Death" by Loraine Dyer. 

A SPECIAL INSTRUMENTAL NUMBER: "He 
Lives" or some other number. 

MISSIONARY STORY: A Broken Japanese Home. 
The Baptist Foreign Missionary Society. 

SISTERHOOD BENEDICTION 

BUSINESS SESSION 

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i SfxzcicU J\fatlce = 

= Attention All Sisterhoods = 

5 Sisterhoods sending flannelgraph lessons co = 

= Soutli America or Africa, please send finished = 

E lessons before July 1 to the National President, = 

= Elaine Polman, Winona Lake, Indiana. By send- = 

E ing them to Elaine, the lessons will be given to E 

s new missionaries leaving for the field right away. = 

E Also it will save the high postage of the mission- E 

E aries heavy duty prices. E 

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President: Elaine Polman. Winona Lake. Indiana 

Vice-President: Ruth Ringier, R. D. No. 4, Johnstown. Pennsylvania 
General Secretary: Mary Fritz, 79 West Firet Street, Rittman, Ohio 
Financial Secretary: Evelyn Fuqua, 2500 East 113th Street. Los Anfoles. 

California 
Treasurer: Margaret E. Sampson, 3303 Chcrerly Avenue, Cheverly, Hyatta- 

ville, Maryland 
Literature Secretary: Phyllis Lingenfelter, Claysburc, Pennsylvania 
Senior Patroness: Mrs. Leo Polman. Winona Laice. Indiana 
Junior Patronesa: Mrs. Etnel Simmons. Liatie. Pennsylvania 



a/ Man4f, and Manika 



Dear Sisterhood Girls: 

Another year, together, in service for our Wonderful 
Lord and Saviour! May we do great and mighty things 
for Him during this year 1945. 

The following little poem has 
been a real blessing to me. I hope 
it will be a blessing to you as you 
think of your offerings in Sister- 
hood. 




HOW MUCH SHALL I GIVE? 

"He that spared not His own 
Son, but delivered Him up for us 
all, how shall He not also with 
Him freely give us all things?" — 
Rom. 8:23. 

'Go break to the needy Salvation's blest bread — 

For giving is living," the angel said. 

"And must I be giving again — and again?" 

My peevish and pitiless answer ran. 

"Oh, no," said the angel, piercing me through, 

"Just give — 'till the Master stops giving you." 

— Selected. 



SfiBcial A/o-ilce ! 

New emblems have been made. Thank you for being 
so patient. We will do our best to get them out to you 
who have earned them. 

As for the "nicer gift" — due to war conditions we 
have been unable to obtain the gift chosen for you 
girls. But we are still trying to find a Company that 
have some (surprise) in stock. 

Our constitutions have been printed and are now 
ready for ^. M. M. use. Some have been mailed. If 
your society has not received theirs, please write to your 
Literature Secretary Phyllis Lingenfelter, Claysburg, 
Pennsylvania and ask for as many as you need. Please 
note — If your society received more constitutions than 
can be used return all extra ones to the Literature 
Secretary right away. 

Extra programs have been printed. If you need more 
for your society, your Literature Secretary can furnish 
you with more. 

Senior Girls — Have you noticed the Junior Girls 
Corner? If not, take a peak. Those ideas could very 
well be used in your Sisterhood. Just because it is 
marked Junipr is no sign Senior Girls can't use the 
ideas. 

You will see the letters from three Sisterhoods in 
the Herald this month. Read them and then sit down 
and write your General Secretary a letter about your 
Sisterhood. 

Your General Secretary organized a new Sisterhood 
at Sterling, Ohio on Sunday afternoon February 11, 
1945. Pray for this new Society that it may grow and 
do great things for our Lord. 



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MARCH 10, 1945 



fookma Unto JeSlfS |ct Vicio>i^ Ooei Deaik 



"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the 
life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet 
shall he live." As we look about us' at this time of the 
year, the whole earth seems to be coming to life. As 
we see the flowers springing up and the trees budding 
forth, we are reminded that this is the time when the 
Lord Jesus gave His life for us, and rose again tri- 
umphant over sin and death. At the Easter season our 
thoughts are centered upon Him who is the resurrec- 
tion and the life. Where else can we look for victory 
over death? 
I— Looking unto Jesus: When we were dead in sins. 

There was a time when all of us were dead! The 
word "death" means separation, and all of us, from the 
youngest junior girl, were dead in our sins before the 
Lord Jesus found us and gave us new life. Now we are 
new creatures in Him. Let's look into our hearts and 
be sure we are living victoriously. When people look 
at us do they know we have been made alive through 
the Lord Jesus, or flo they wonder about us? 

When a person dies, the undertaker can fix him up 
and make him look very attractive. Folks remark about 
how natural he looks. Often the person looks better 
than he did when he was alive, but all the work of the 
urjdertaker toward improving his appearance cannot 
give him life. He is still dead! This is also true of 
people who reform themselves and make themselves 
over by changing the outside. If we are dead in sins, 
as God's Word says we are, we need new life. We need 
to be made alive. "Look unto me, and be ye saved, 
all the ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is 
none else" Isa. 45:22. There is but one. way to receive 
this new life and live it victoriously — by Looking Unto 
Jesus. 

n — Looking Unto Jesus: Though we walk through the 
valley of the shadow of death. 

Most of us as young girls think of death as an experi- 
ence in the distant future. Many of us give it little 
thought. Yet we should consider it. Physical death is 
the separation of the body from the soul. To us, as 
Christian girls, death means going to be with our Lord. 
Why then should we fear death? 

This winter I have been away from home for the 
first time. When Christmas came, I found that if 1 
were to go home I must travel under unpleasant con- 
ditions. I knew I would be tired, sleepy and dirty 
when I got there, but those things seemed very unim- 
portant to me. At the end of the trip I knew I'd be 

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I PRAYER BOX | 

I Pray for the new Sisterhoods at Buena Vista, I 

I Virginia; at Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; at Ster- | 

I ling, Ohio; also pray for the Sisterhood at Flora, | 

i Indiana, they are a working Society, you can tell | 

I by the letter. Pray for your National Officers; | 

I especially Evelyn Fuqua as you read her greeting | 

I you see she desires to serve Him. | 

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HOME! That should be our attitude toward death. 
Why should we fear the unpleasant experience we call 
death, when we know at the end of the journey we'll 
be with the Lord Jesus. 
Ill— Looking Unto Jesus: That we might have life. 

We wiU never have to experience spiritual death, 
eternal separation from God, which will be the con- 
demnation of those who know not the Lord Jesus. In 
John 10:28, we read: "And I give unto them eternal 
life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man 
pluck them out of my hand." What a glorious time that 
will be, when we shall be forever with Him. 

As we live day by day, looking unto Jesxis, He will 
give us victory in our lives, and we need have no fear 
of death, physical or spiritual. He is our Victory. 

Because He lives, I too shall live, 

The same life quickens me 

That held His spirit all-secure 

Above the death-boimd tree. 

Because He lives, I cannot die; 

Death signifies no loss; 

My soul shall know but spirit-change 

Because He knew the cross. 

Because He lives. His cross transmutes 

Death into life, for me; 

And failure, fear, disease and death 

Love crowns with VICTORY! 
Lorraine E. Dyer, 
Bob Jones College 
\ Cleveland, Tennessee. 




Do: Have a business session after every devotional 
meeting. Have a report from each officer and 
committee. 

This is one way of keeping your officers and com- 
mittees working. 

Go over your goals and see that you are meeting 
them all. 

Don't: Expect your officers to do the work of your 
society, but each girl do her share.* 

Don't: Forget your Bible reading. Have you completed 
yours yet? By this time 72 chapters should be 
read. Let's not wait until the last minute to reach 
this Goal. Don't forget the Seniors are reading 
Joshua, Judges, Ruth, Acts, and 1 and 2 Cor. The 
Juniors, Joshua, Ruth, and Acts. 

Don't: Forget Goal 6! ! ! Do you have yours made yet? 
Some Societies are busy, we know. But how are 
you getting along with yours? 

Do: Remember this is the last month that our offer- 
ings go toward the Higher Education of our Mis- 
sionary Children. Let us join together and make 
this offering top any that we have ever given. 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



-^ A BROKEN JAPANESE HOME ^ 



The missionary teaclier was in lier study at work one 
August afternoon in far-away Japan when she realized 
tlie door-bell was ringing. On answering the ring, she 
was surprised to see standing on the porch a father, 
two daughters and a son, all of them strangers. 

It was not unusual for a Japanese man to introduce 
himself to her by using the English language; and this 
father's accent, while somewhat better than the aver- 
age, was nevertheless what one would call broken Eng- 
lish. However, on entering the house, after a few words 
had been exchanged, the elde.st daughter began to 
explain in perfect English that she had come to inquire 
about entering Seinan Girls' High School. It was then 
the missionary knew that this was without doubt a 
family of children whose land of birth was no other 
than America, that of her own. 

Mary, the older girl, explained that only a few weeks 
before the little family had moved into the community, 
and that all except one of the children had com.e from 
California just recently. The one remaining in America 
was an older brother who was twenty-one years old 
and had a good job there. Now that the funeral cere- 
monies in memory of the mother were over, Mary 
wanted to start to school. 

After assuring Mary that she would be accepted as 
a visiting student until she had secured enough knowl- 
edge of Japanese to carry the regular high school 
course, the missionary asked the two younger children 
whether or not they would also start to grammar school 
at the earliest opportunity. The boy did not wait for 
Mary to answer the question. He responded with the 
accent and > manner of any other twelve-year-old 
American boy: "No, my sister and I do not like Japan. 
We want to go back to America. We don't know how 
to talk Japanese." 

Just at this' point the father explained that for the 
present he intended to secure a private teacher to help 
the two younger children get a speaking knowledge 
01 the language and to learn to read it a little perhaps. 
He felt he could not and should not force them to go 
to school against their wishes. 

The missionary began to suspect from the sympa- 
thetic and understanding attitude of the father that 
tl:is must be a Christian family. And she was correct 
in thinking so. Mary was not long in getting adjusted 
to life in the mission school. She became one of the 
most loved and respected girls in the entire student 
body and was an active Christian leader. 

Two years passed. A Christian stepmother had come 
to the home. Mary had graduated from the mission 
high school and was facing a momentous question that 
would determine her life's future. The brother had 
never consented to go to a Japanese school but had 
sent to California for an English book and had almost 
completed the eighth grade work under the guidance of 
the missionary friend. He had become a man in size 
during the two years and had grown spiritually as well. 
V/'hile he would never consent to go to the public school 
he gladly went to church and joined the English Bible 



Class the missionary conducted for high school boys. 
There he made friends with the Christian boys who 
loved him as a younger brother. He followed Jesus in 
baptism and became a fine Christian. Gradually this 
fourteen-year-old boy had become accustomed to Jap- 
anese ways and through the loving and patient guid- 
ance of his Christian stepmother his attitude toward 
the land of his parents had changed. But there was 
one thing he could not become reconciled to: he was 
an American citizen by birth and education; he would 
become of military age before many years and then 
he must go into the Japanese army; this he could not 
do. So finally the father saved enough money to send 
his son back to America to live with his brother. But 
when the Pearl Harbor attack came, he and his brother 
were evacuated from the west coast. They were placed 
in an assembly center and later went to Idaho to work 
on the farms, helping gather crops of sugar-beets and 
potatoes. While in that state the younger brother at- 
tended high school, graduating in 1943 with honors. 
In June, 1944, or i-eaching the age of eighteen he put 
on khaki and entered the American army, going into 
the medical corps because of his convictions as a con- 
scientious objector. 

Mary's problem was solved after several months of 
prayer and thought. She, too, had a chance to return 
to America. A former neighbor and friend in California 
obtained a scholarship to a Christian college and 
offered to put Mary through school. But Mary, too, 
had convictions. She had felt the call to missiona>y 
service. Her father was willing for her to return to 
the land of her birth, but her Lord had said, "No". So 
she followed His leading and went into a Christian 
hospital to prepare to serve God in the land of her par- J 
ents as a trained nurse. I 

War has come between the two countries that Mary 
loves. OneTnessage came through from Japan in Janu- 
ary, 1944, saying that Mary was a Red Cross nurse and 
that the rest of the family were well and safe. Her older 
brother works in a defense factory in Chicago while 
the other one is serving in the American army. She 
cannot hear from them, yet because of her faith in 
their Christian character she believes they are serving 
their country and their Lord. She once remarked to 
her missionary friend: "Whatever happens to my 
brothers, I know they will live honorable and Christian 
lives," 

This is a true story of a broken home — broken not 
because of divorce but because of war. The same is 
true of almost every third home in America. Loved 
ones are scattered all over the world. But while south- 
ern Baptist women are praying for homes in the United 
States and others on our different mission fields, I 
plead with them to remember families in these enemy 
countries like the one just described. Please ask God 
to unite broken Japanese homes again through Christ, 
if not in this life, at least in the world to come. — Miss 
Cecile Lancaster, Kokura, Japan. Baptist Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society. 



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MARCH 10, 1945 



By Mrs. Ethel Simmons 
JUNIOR GOAL CHECKUP! 

1 Have you read the book "South on Silver Wings 
b'v Ruth Overholtzer? It is goal 3 and 50% of your 
membership must read it to meet this goal. Send to 
the Brethren Missionary Herald for this book if you 
do not have it. 

2 Have you sent a complete flannelgraph lesson to 
a mission field— Africa, South America, or Kentucky? 
This is goal 6 — don't miss it. 

3. Watch your offerings! The offerings should aver- 
age at least 15c per member each quarter in order to 
meet the Honor goal, 9. Remember, you send in an 
offering for two quarters by July 31. 

OBJECT LESSON ON TOPIC: "Looking Unto Jesus 
for Victory Over Death." 

Make a large cross of red construction paper. Print 
the word "VICTORY" on the cross. 

Cut out of black paper the letters of the word 
"DEATH". These letters must be small enough to be 
placed in a small envelope concealed (by pasting) on 
the back of the cross. Cut a slit through cross to the 
envelope. 
Patroness or leader: 

Did you ever know a boy or girl who didn't ask 
questions? No, of course not! People have always asked 
questions. Years ago, a man named Job (in the Old 
Testament) asked a very, very important question. He 
asked, "If a man die, shall hel ive again?" He won- 
dered about DEATH just as people, today, wonder about 
death. (Hold up the black letters "death", or let 5 girls 
stand in a row and hold them, facing the rest of the 
group) . 

Many years after Job lived, Jesus was sent to answer 
this question about death and life after death. Jesus 
did not evade death. He willingly went to the cross. 
(Hold up the cross) . He was cruelly nailed to the cross, 
not for His sins, because He was sinless, but Jesus died 
on the cross for each of us. He took our sins upon Him- 
self—took all the ugly, black sins of our lives and died 
the death we deserved. He paid the penalty for our 
sins. Then Jesus was put in a grave. 

But Jesus didn't stay in the grave. He was VICTORI- 
OUS OVER DEATH and arose the third day! 

God tells us many things about death, victory, and 
life after death in the last 8 verses of I Corinthians 15. 
One of these verses tells us, "Death is swallowed up in 
victory by the cross of Jesus! (Take the black letters, 
"death", and slip them into the envelope on the back 
of the cross by sliding them through a slit in the cross i 
Notice, girls, that victory over death is only by the way 
of the cross. There is no terror of death for one who 
has Jesus as her Saviour, lor the cross of Jesus Christ, 
always spells victory over death and sin. 

"Thanks be to God, which giveth US the victory 
through our Lord Jesus Christ" (I Cor. 15:57). Isn't it 
wonderful to know that God will GIVE US VICTOR-^ 
OVER DEATH if we LOOK TO JESUS who said, "I am 
the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, 
though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever 
liveth and believeth in me shall never die." 



S. M. M. 



NEWS 



Dear Sisterhood Girls: 

Our Junior Sisterhood has just recently been organ- 
ized. We had the privilege of being organized by Miss 
Elaine Polman in December. 

Our officers are: Betty Ramsey, President; Hazel 
Lawhorne, Vice President; Betty Gandnen, Secretary 
and Lois Lynn, Treasurer. Our pastor' s wife, Mrs. 
Edward Bowman is our patroness. 

We enjoyed the programs in the Herald very much, 
lb is our desire to learn more of God's Work and to be- 
come better servants of His. 

Yours in Him, 
Betty Gandmen Secretary 
First Brethren Church 
Buena Vista, Virginia. 
The Senior Sisterhood of Mary and Martha of the 
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania church have reorganized 
and are now planning on doing great things for our 
Lord. 

Yours in His Name 

Irene Sweeny, Secretary 

Greetings from the Flora S. M. M. 

We always enjoy hearing from other Sisterhood 
girls and the work they are doing. It has helped our 
Sisterhood girls, when at some times it seemed as 
though we weren't making any headway in doing work 
for our Saviour and Lord. 

In January we met at the home of our Pastor. We 
enjoyed a very Spiritual and heart lifting meeting. 
We have been having visitors at our meetings. The 
Lord has richly blessed us thus far and if we will only 
let Him He will continue. 

We have a grand set of officers and ai;i are working 
to complete a hundred per cent of all the goals this 
year. 

Continue to pray for us and we will continue to pray 
for all you girls also. 

Kathleen Clingenpeel, President. 

• * 

A letter from Bellevue Station, Africa. 

In a letter from Mrs. Foster we read— In the last big 
hunt they had, 2 villagers came in contact with one 
of those terribly vicious leopards. When they were 
carried into the Dispensary they were more dead than 
alive and we wondered whether they would rally xo 
treatment. They had so many scalp injuries, that the 
doctor did not discover all of them for several days. One 
wound was about eight inches long right along the 
forehead, and the longer it got the deeper the leopard 
sank his claws. One must see these injuries to see 
how terrible their claws are. We praise the Lord that 
the patients are making splendid recovery and will be 
ready to return to their villages. 

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PROGRAM VOR SUNDAY, APRIL 1 

Subject— "HE IS RISEN AS HE SAID." 

Scripture — Matthew 28. 

Purpose— To "COME AND SEE" and "GO AND TELL!" 

Leader— It is your desire in this meeting to make real 

the Resurrection of Jesus Christ in the minds of all 

present. His life demands a "living faith" on our part. 

1. Man's age-old question (Job 19:25) has an answer 
(Mt. 28:6). 

2. Resurrection foretold by the prophets— Psa. 10: 
10; Acts 13:34, 35. 

3. Resurrection foretold by the' Christ— Mt. 20:17- 
19; John 2:19-22. 

4. Resurrection necessary to fulfill Scriptures— Luke 
24:46. 

5. Resurrection is proof that Christ is the Son of 
God— Psa. 2:7 with Acts 13:33. 

Topic One— PROOFS OF THE RESURRECTION. 

Si'ripture — Acts 1:1-3. 

Question— "Can we know for a certainty that Christ 

arose?" 
Points — 

1. Deception was impossible — Mt. 27:62-66. 

2. Witness of the women — Mk. 16:9; Mt. 28:9. 

3. Witness of the apostles— Lk. 24:34; John 20:19-26. 

4. Witness of the great company— 1 Cor. 15:1-6. 
Topic Two— POWER OF THE TRINITY EFFECTIVE 

IN THE RESURRECTION. 
Scripture— Acts 10:24-43. 
Question— "By what power was Christ raised from the 

dead?" 
Points — 

1. By the power of God— Acts 2:24; 3:15. 

2. By the power of Christy-John 2:19; 10:18. 

3. By the power of the Spirit— 1 Pet. 3:18. 
Topic Three— RESURRECTION CERTIFIED 
Scripture— 1 Cor. 15:58. 

Question— 'Have we accepted the proofs?" 
Points — 

1. Attested by the angels— Mt. 28:5-7. 

2. Affirmed by the apostles— Acts 1:22; 2:32; 4:33. 

3. Attested by His enemies— Mt. 28:11-15. 

4. Affirmed by believers— "I serve a risen Saviour 

Topic Four— RESURRECTION GIVES ASSURANCE TO 

BELIEVERS. 
Scripture— John 11:25, 26; 1 John 3:1-3. 
Question— "What does the Resurrection mean to me?" 
Points — 

1. Gives assurance of our resurrection— 1 Cor 15- 
20-23. 

2. Gives assurance of eternal life— John 5:29; John 
6:39, 40. 

3. Gives assurance of glorified bodies— 1 Cor. 15- 
42-49. 

4. Gives assurance of eternal glory— Col. 3:4. 
Leader— Climax this meeting with a consecration serv- 
ice, urging all to "live for Him," who is alive for us. 




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PROGRAM FOR SUNDAY, APRIL 8 

Subject— "CROWNS WON BY CHRISTIANS'" 

Scripture — 1 Cor. 3:11-15; Eph. 2:8-10. 

Purpose— To point out from Scripture, the Crowns that^ 

may be won by Christian Endeavorers. 

To the Leader — Invitations for this meeting may be 

printed on crown cut-outs. Large crowns bearing the 

titles of the various topics may be made and placed on 

display as each speaker presents his topic. And now 

some pointers for your introductory talk: 

1. The Bible offers Salvation to the unsaved, and 
rewards to the saved. 

2. Salvation is a free gift and cannot be earned — 
Rev. 22:17; Rom. 6:23. 

3. Rewards are earned by the works of saved people 
Rev. 22:12. 

4. Salvation is a present possession — John 3:36. 

5. Rewards are to be a future possession— Matt. 
16:27; Rev. 22:12. 

Topic Ono— "THE CROWN OF JOY, OR REJOICING" 
Scripture— 1 Thess. 2:19-20; Phil. 4:1. This Crown is 
the reward you can earn for faithfulness in soul-win- 
ning. 

1. First, have YOU ever won a soul to Christ? 

2. There is' a present reward in seeing a soul saved — 
the joy of salvation. 

3. There is a greater reward, a Crown, awaiting you 
over tliere for soul wijining. 

4. Discuss some ways of effective soul-winning. 
Topic Two— "THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS" 
Scripture— 2 Tim. 4:6-8; 1 John 3:1-3. This is the 
Crown that you can earn by loving the return of our 
Lord. 

1. If you knew that Christ were coming tomorrow 
Hov/ hard would you work today? 

2. If you knew that Christ were coming tomorrow — 
How clean would be your life today? 

3. The hope of His Coming is a "purifying hope." 

4. Discuss things that the Endeavorers would not 
want to be doing, saying, or believing when the 
Lord comes. 

Topic Three— "THE CROWN OF LIFE" 

Scripture— James 1:12; Rev. 2:10. This reward is for 

those who are faithful in enduring temptations and 

trials'. 

1. Christ has provided a way for us to bear tempta- 
tion— 1 Cor. 10:13. 

2. Testing proves the worth of a Christian, whether 
it is suited for a Crown. 

3. Testing, when we have been victorious, makes us 
strong. 

4. Relate tests and temptations in your own liie 
that God has helped you overcome. 

Topic Four— "THE CROWN OF GLORY" 

Scripture— 1 Pet. 5:1-4. This crown is the reward of 



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the faithful minister of the Gospel. Perhaps the Lord Q^Ji P(UUen> Ui> 
if calling some from your Society into full time service. */»»* / t*W» * ^^ 

1. God's highest rewards will go to those who have 
served Him fully. 

2. This crown may be won by all who are called— 
Matt. 10:41. 

3. Discuss the qualifications of a minister. 
4 Determine whether or not you, or other society 

members, are being called of the Lord for tne 
ministerial or mission field. 

—Arthur N. Malles. 



DENIALS 

By Dorothy Robinson, La Verne, California 



A Wo-^d to- the P^elideitt 

There are several things that you should be caring 
for right now, namely: (1) Return the report blank to 
the National Secretary and mark up the points at- 
tained on your own local chart; (2) Urge your Society 
members to mark their Easter gifts "C. E. Kliever," or 
"Ann Celeste Kliever." (3) Send your Society gift ror 
Foreign Missions to the National Treasurer; (41 Start 
planning now for the Summer Camp in your District 
and the National Brethren Camp at Winona Lake, 
Indiana. (51 Get that news report to the News Editor; 
and (6) Check upon your yearly goals and see how 
many have been met and how many still stand open 
before you. Meet them all and thus be a "highest honor 
society" at conference time. 



President — Do you have your chart up to date? Get 
busy today on this quarter's points and goals. Urge 
your members to sign their Easter gifts for "C. E. 
Kliever" or "Ann Celeste Kliever." Your society gift 
should be forwarded to the National C. E. Treasurer. 
Archie Parr, Berne, Indiana. Thus you will be meeting 
one of your goals. Return the completed goal sheec 
that you receive from Bob Ashman, National Secretary. 

— Lena Kortemier. 



■ Sophie had been praying for twelve years to become 
a foreign missionary. One day she had so prayed, ana 
the heavenly Father seemed t6 say: 

"Sophie, stop! Where were you born." 

"In Germany, Father." 

"Where are you now?" 

"In America Father." 

"Well, are you not a foreign missionary already?" 

Then the Father said, "Who lives on the floor above 
you." 

"A family of Swedes." 

"And who above them?" 

"Why, some Switzers." 

"Who in the rear?" 

"Italians." ' 

"And a block away?" 

"Some Chinese." 

"And you have never said a word to these people 
about my Son? Do you think I wUl send you thousands 
of miles to the foreigner and the heathen when you 
never care enough about them at your own door to 
speak with them about their soul? 

W. E. Schuman. 



"I know that thou canst do all things, 
And that no purpose of thine can be restrained" (Job 
42:2). 

■ In a story called "Routine Patrol," a Ueutenant led 
twenty men in reconnaissance through arctic country 
just as winter was breaking. This patrol should ordi- 
narily have taken twelve days to accomplish, but the 
lieutenant pushed them on at a killing pace in order 
to bring them back several days ahead of time. During 
the hard march he denied them many comforts and 
the rest which they so badly needed. In spite of the 
nagging suggestions and pleadings of one of his men, 
a sergeant, he absolutely refused to be turned aside 
from his purpose to push on rapidly, or to alter any 
of his decisions. He was considered hard and unfeeling 
but, as it turned out, each time his judgment was best 
because he understood the country. If he had yielded 
tc the requests of the sergeant, disaster would have 
followed. Although tlie men were nearly dead when 
they arrived in camp, they were not a moment too soon 
to escape the first hard blizzard of winter. The lieuten- 
ant, knowing local conditions, had sensed its, approach 
and had realized that his men without shelter could 
not survive it, so he pushed them to the limit of human 
endurance and thereby saved their lives. This fact ail 
could see plainly at the end and were grateful. 

The lieutenant and the helpful sergeant remind mc 
of God and one of us praying for deliverance. We re- 
member God's promises and begin to pray for what- 
ever it is we want; perhaps more money, or health, or 
different employment, or more pleasant associations. 
We pray and pray but do not receive our desire. We 
pull wires and make every effort possible to accomplish 
our purpose for ourselves, but nothing budges. The Lord 
seems not to hear our petition, and so we begin to 
doubt God. 

The thing we fail to see is that God is almighty. He 
could do what we wish, but He does not choose to, be- 
cause He "understands the country" and the purpose 
of all the hardships. His power or goodness toward us 
is not limited because He refuses to yield to our re- 
quest but, rather. His power and goodness are estab- 
lished by His Firmness. He is no weakling that He 
should give us a lesser good, or a good which would 
lead to our destruction. If we will trust in His power, 
and regard His denials as evidence of unyieldmg 
strength, we come at last to the place to which He was 
leading us: Humbleness before the majesty of Almighty 
God. 



BEEN IN HOT WATER? 

"I believe in getting into hot water. I think it keeps 
you clean."— G. K. Chesterton. 



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THREE YEARS AND THREE MONTHS OF 

Blessings in Cleveland 

Dear Readers of the Herald: 

Greetings in the name which is above every name, 
the sweetest name ever heard by mortal ear, with the 
prayer that every reader shall have the joy in this year 
of 1945, to witness the power of that name. What this 
world needs is the Lord Jesus, and it is He who giveth 
beauty for ashes. 

We are not blaming our extremely cold winter ror 
this late report from Cleveland, but simply say that 
since leaving there we have had a difficult time w 
catch our breath. By no means would we infer that 
we have caught up with all of our work, but rather Vv-e 
realize that the time has come that we must send in a 
report, and this we do gladly and to the glory of Goa. 
That we left Los Angeles in the fall of 1941 and lined 
up our Pontiac toward Cleveland was as much unex- 
pected on our part as our leaving Cleveland on the first 
of January in 1945 for Hagerstown. We had no earthly 
or human reason to leave Los Angeles when the call 
came from Cleveland, and we felt exactly like that 
when the call came from Hagerstown. This was evi- 
denced in abundance when the Cleveland church voted 
to ask us to reconsider our resignation. But the breth- 
ren in Cleveland were most gracious to acknowledge 
the will of God in the matter and that made our leav- 
ing much 'easier. The very generous farewell cash gift 
that was presented to us shall never be forgotten and 
proved to us beyond all doubt that we were leaving 
many friends and that they wished us nothing but the 
very best. 

Our ministry in Cleveland was such a blessing and 
joy to us that any heart-aches which may have been 
involved were speedily forgotten. The co-operation we 
received and the willingness of the members to follow 
our leadership would be a joy to any pastor's hearc. 
Suggestions we made were quickly put into effect and 
that without murmuring. Generosity m giving was 
always excellent and soon the church building and 
property were greatly improved. The message "Jesus 
Saves" radiated from the church by day and by night 
by the beautiful neon sign which identified the church 
over the whole city and suburbs. Installation of a 
baptistry magnified the testimony of our church and it 
was a real joy to minister in this respect to a goodly 
number. The great moment came when the congrega- 
tion voted to adopt the plan of store-house tithing and 
thus became a self-supporting church. How the Lord 
did bless from the moment the church began to follow 
God's financial program for His Church, is too long a 
stoi-y to tell here. Suffice it to say. He did more for 
us than we ever expected or thought. The indebted- 
ness on the property was reduced considerably and 
plans were laid immediately, looking forward to the 
day in the very near future when the property should 
be clear of all debt. In addition to all this, there was 
sufficient reserve in the treasury to buy a folding organ 
to be used especially by the young people, who are a 
most active group, and 100 new comfortable chairs 

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which blend perfectly with the fixtures and arrange- 
ment of the main auditorium. 

The many precious souls which accepted Christ or 
rededicated their lives to Him, are recorded in heaven, 
and wUl be made manifest before the Bema Seat of 
Christ. We regret to say that we also lost some, "for 
they went out from us, but they were not of us; for If 
they had been of us, they would have continued with 
us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of 
us, they would have continued with us." Of our little 
flock, seven members responded to the call of the Lord 
and left for school in preparation for full-time Chris- 
tian service. Two more had to post-pone that prep- 
aration for Uncle Sam called them into service for our 
country, but their purpose remains unchanged. One 
other will enter school soon, looking forward to going 
to the mission field. It humbles us greatly to think 
that God could use us in this way to lead souls out 
into full-time Christian work. 

The last services we had the privilege of conducting 
there shall never be forgotten. The attendance was 
good at all services and the spirit that prevailed was 
excellent. At the close of the evening service twelve 
Christians rededicated their lives to Christ. We dedi- 
cated a child to the Lord, and baptized two and received 
them into the membership of the church. And the 
decisions that were made at the candle-light service 
later were precious indeed. There was one decision for 
.ull-time service in God's whitened harvest fields. 

The two regrets we had when we left Cleveland were 
that we would not be able to be present at the Tenth 
Anniversary of th Church, held on January 28, for 
which we had made careful plans and looked forward 
to a great day of home-coming, and that another 
pastor had not yet been secured. But the Lord knew 
about both of them and gave us the assurance that He 
v,'ould supply the need in due time. At the time of this 
writing we do not yet have word that a pastor has been 
obtained, so we urge readers to pray that God's will 
shall be done in the matter, and that the church shall 
not suffer beyond that which it can bear. 

We shall always hold a very warm place in our hearts 
for the Cleveland church and its friends, and it has 
been our constant prayer that it shall prosper in even 
greater measure than heretofore. In the near future 
we shall share our blessings here in Hagerstown with 
readers of the Herald. 

In His Matchless Grace, 

Rev. Walter A. Lepp and family. 



REMEMBER 

When you have something good to tell about your 
pajstor, tell it to others. When you have something bad 
to tell about your pastor, tell it to Jesus. 



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By R. Paul Miller 

THE EVANGELICAL FEDERAL 
COUNCIL— 

The pitiable display of confused thinking and polit- 
ical floundering displayed by the Federal Council oi 
Churches at their recent meeting at Pittsburgh should 
be enough to awaken the dullest Protestant church 
leaders. The Russian Orthodox Church of America and 
the Universalist church, together with a few smaller 
national church groups in this country applied for 
membershrip in the Federal Council. After delibera- 
tion the Russian Orthodox group was accepted and the 
Universalists were rejected. Can you beat that? 

As reported, the reasons for rejection of the Univer- 
salists were that the Universalists were not "evangel- 
ical," and the Federal Council claims to be just that! 
As defined by the Federal Council, to be "evangelical" 
meant to claim that Jesus is Divine. Of course, the 
Universalists do not believe Jesus to be more than an 
exalted human teacher. But the marvel of it is that 
the very group of men in the Federal Council who re- 
jected the Universalists are themselves honeycombed 
with men who do not believe that Jesus is more than a 
man either! Among them are many who are also Uni- 
versalists in their own ideas, believing, as a Methodist 
delegate said, "they (the Universalists) are thoroughly 
evangelical, just as much as we are. . . . Somehow, 
God is going to bring all men into His Kingdom." 

And while they rejected the Universalists, they ac- 
cepted the Russian Orthodox Church, which teaches 
that salvation is by faith plus works, that the living 
should pray for the dead, depend upon canonized saints 
to answer prayer, to pray to the Virgin Mary instead of 
Christ, penance instead of repentance for believers, and 
the vicious doctrine of transsubstantiation. Yet these 
are accepted as "evangelical," while the Universalists 
are banned. 

If there is any more evident example of a spiritual 
Babylon in which "every unclean and hateful bird" of 
imbiblical teachings has found refuge we would like to 
know where it is. There is a reason, brother, why our 
Brethren churches avoid any and all dealings with the 
Federal Council of Churches of Christ of America. 

TRAGIC STATE IN BRITAIN— 

Dr. Bryan Green spoke to the Federal Council meet- 
ing on behalf of the British Council of Churches. 
Among other things in a stirring address he is reported 
to have said: 

"You do not realize how nonchristian Eng- 



land is. Only one -tenth of the population is in 
the churches. The other nine-tenths are out." 

This seems like a terrible state of affairs spiritually 
for a nation that has hitherto been outstanding as a 
Christian nation, and it is tragic. But it is not as bad 
ES America, at that. From a statistical report just re- 
ceived we learn that it is evident that only one-fifth 
of the members of the Protestant churches of America 
attend services. This means that in this land only 
one-sixteenth of the population as a whole is really 
affected by the churches! 

How Britain and America can expect God to favor 
them with deliverance and bless them with peace and 
prosperity is hard to understand. One of two things 
must inevitably come to pass soon. Either a great re- 
vival must sweep b^th countries to stay this awful drift 
away from God or there will develop such an intoler- 
able situation of opposition against the Christian faith 
all over the world that only the Lord's return can meet 
the situation. 

What a day in which to live and preach the Gospel! 

THE DEVIL PASSES 
ZONING LAWS— 

One of the most difficult obstacles that we have to 
deal with in establishing new Brethren churches in 
hitherto unreached fields among the cities of America 
has been the modern "zoning" law. Hundreds of thou- 
sands of people have been shifted from one part of the 
country to another these last few years. They have 
been forced to leave their old home countries and move 
to what amounts to practically new cities wholly built 
for war production. These newer sections are evidently 
planned, according to government spokesmen, to be 
permanent, and that when war production is over it 
is planned to turn the factories into civilian production 
to refit the rest of the world with our products'. 

The "zoning" law has been vigorously used in all of 
these new communities built by the government so far 
as our experience is concerned. In place after place 
where we 'have seen precious opportunities to reach 
people by the thousand who are wholly without benefit 
of the Gospel, we have found this vicious zoning fence. 
We have found sections where there are as many as 
2,000 homes filled with the younger element of Amer- 
ican families in government-established communities 
totally without Sunday School or church facilities. 
Thousands of children with no Sunday School. Many 
of these new projects are built so far from any city that 
it is impossible for the people to get to church even if 
they are devoted Christians. The restriction on gas 
for cars is a real obstacle. 

But the zoning law has not originated with the gov- 
ernment planners. It has been growing in use for 20 
years in cities everywhere. The ostensible purpose of 
this law is to keep objectionable businesses out of resi- 
dential districts. The subdivision plats are laid off 
with these restrictions written in restricting the plat 



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to residential purposes only. Some allow a few spots 
for stores. These spots are usually too small for a 
church at all, and then they are often badly located for 
a church. 

Of course, we could use the means of law and claim 
our constitutional rights of religious' freedom and con- 
tend that a church is not a business. Such a course 
would create a bad feeling against us in a community 
before we got started. 

We could aLso start in by buying a residence and 
having a family move in and then start a church in 
their house. That has been done. It is far from satis- 
factory. This method has received a serious challenge 
in a case in Redford Township, just outside of Detroit, 
Michigan, a short time ago. Rev. Henri F. Pol, who is 
associated with the Independent Fundamental 
Churches of America, is living in a new section such as 
we have described above. He started a Sunday School 
in his home for the countless children in the commu- 
nity without such benefits. He obtained permission 
from the local Trustee. Soon a few unbelievers, includ- 
ing a Christian Science woman, got out a petition 
against the new work and took it to court. The church 
work was ordered stopped and the pastor was fined 
$100. We understand that the case is now being ap- 
pealed. 

This all adds up to just one thing so far as our judg- 
ment is concerned. Satan has cunningly devised this 
scheme as a strong means to keep the Gospel awfty 
from millions of unsaved people. Hundreds of thou- 
sands of folks have been transplanted away from all 
of their former religious associations, such as they 
were, and are now transplanted into a new environ- 
n'lent into which every evil institution may thrive and 
the Gospel is shut out. Never before have the efforts 
of the churches to establish new works in new commu- 
nities been so utterly blocked. The Devil knows that if 
he can keep one more generation of American children 
away from the real Gospel he has achieved a great step 
toward the destruction of America and the bringing in 
of the reign of Antichrist. 

This constututes a new and greater challenge to our 
Brethren people to pray for God to overrule this situa- 
tion speedily or our program for 100 new churches in 
the next ten years will suffer an ignominious defeat. 
Satan can "devise" but God can "revise," and that is 
what we must storm the gates of Heaven for Him to do 
and that at once! 

CHRIST OR COMMUNISM— 

There is today no other alternative for those who are 
forsaking faith in the supernatural character of 
Christ and the Gospel that He brought to us. There 
are just two great economic principles in the world 
today, and they are capitalism and communism. There 
are two dominating spiritual philosophies, supematur- 
alism as found in the person of Christ, and stark mate- 
rialism. All other halfway ideas' have, through the 
generations, been sifted out and dropped out of sight. 
That is why we see a constant procession of those who 
have been associated with evangelical Christianity, and 
jet who have departed from orthodoxy, joining the 
ranks of the socialists, near-pinks, pinks, and out-and- 



out communism. There is no place else for them to 
go. There never has been, although many have not 
realized it. Jesus said, "He that is not for me is against 
me." 

The idea of Christian communism, like Christian 
evolution is a lot of bosh. Jesus Christ was no com- 
munist, nor were any of His disciples. The pooling of 
material resources as recorded in the first Jerusalem 
church was soon abandoned. Nor can that effort be 
termed communism in the slightest sense in which we 
know communism today. They made no attempt to 
influence the Roman political world whatever. The 
entire project was confined to the Christian church. 
The leadership was not directed by those who rejected 
Christ as the Son of God believing that faith in Him 
is "an opiate to the human mind." The lines are being 
drawn tightly today and unbelief is having a harder 
time than ever to parade under the banner of the 
Gospel. 

The December issue of the "Nashville Banner," a 
southern paper, reports the drift of Southern Method- 
ism into socialism and communism. They have a con- 
ference organization caUed "The Fellowship of Recon- 
ciliation," which is sponsoring a speaking engagement 
in Nashville for Norman Thomas. The paper reports 
that 80% of the members of that organization of Meth- 
odist leaders are either socialis'ts or communists. 

The materialistic movements of socialism and com- 
munism have been developed by those who are already 
rebels against faith in Jesus Christ as' the Son of God. 
These schemes are born as substitutes for God's way of 
doing things. They are wholly materialistic and aim 
their entire project toward this world and this life. 
They are humanism pure and simple. How natural, 
then, that as soon as clergymen forsake the true Gospel 
in their hearts and ministry, that they reasonably are 
drawn right into these materialistic beneficent 
schemes. 

Many are the sharp barbs cast at the preacher who 
refuses to be drawn aside after these futile "will o' the 
wisps." How often has the writer been held up to ridi- 
cule by these liberal preachers stating that they are not 
dreamers about a world to come, but that they are 
trying to bring a little Heaven on earth and to make 
this world fit to live in. The statements of such men 
sound good and catch the ear of the worldling or the 
uninstructed Christian. We can look back through 
these years of ministry and see how these men have, 
one by one, finally found their place where they fit in 
among the materialistic crowd. The social gospel 
finally takes the dominating place in their ministry 
and the fires of evangelism are become a strange thing. 
Here's the true apostasy. 

May the Brethren Churches of our Fellowship ever 
be lashed to the Old Rugged Cross, and may our 
1 reachers ever preach nothing but the "faith once for 
all delivered unto the saints." Nothing else works! 

IHE TRAGEDY OF INDIFFERENCE— 

When the writer was a little boy there was a murder 
committed several miles from our home. A whole fam- 
ily was wiped out. The entire section of the country 
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Of general conversation. The McGlinsey murder was 
a horrifying thing to my young mind. Today such an 
incident would be forgotten almost over night right in 
that very community. 

We were calling one afternoon in an eastern city. We 
noticed a police car next door and a couple of people 
standing around. We asked the occasion of the lady of 
the house where we visited and she casually said, "Oh. 
tliere was a man killed his wife there last night." She 
v/as going about her work as though nothing had hap- 
pened. 

We went into a rooming house one day to call. We 
saw an officer standing in the doorway of one of the 
rooms. Pausing, we saw the dead body of a man on 
the floor. He had just committed suicide. In the re- 
ception room of the house several young people were 
playing on a player piano and talking loudly and sing- 
ing jazz. It sort of made me sick. 

It made us think of Henry Grady. He had left his 
southern home to work on a New York paper. One day 
coming to his office he noticed some people on a lower 
floor carrying a little baby's casket to an elevator. Ar- 
riving at his office he asked several fellow workmen 
whose baby it was. No one knew, and seemed to laugh 
at him for asking. He finally went to the managing 
editor and asked him. He was told that he didn't know, 
that it was of no consequence, anyway, and to get to 
work. Henry promptly resigned and walked out. They 
were amazed. He replied, "I am going back down south 
where, when a baby dies., it Ls' somebody's business." 

In the morning paper Henry Wales carries a column 
on Monte Carlo, Monaco, the gambling center of the 
world. He states that while out on the surrounding 
hills American boys were being blasted to pieces by 
German shells, inside that casino war-rich Frenchmen 
and their female companions were recklessly gambling 
and living as though there were no U. S. boys nobly 
dying just outside the doors. Their mad obsession for 
indulgence in their sins made them utterly indifferent 
to the tragedies going on all around them, while they, 
themselves, were standing at the gates of hell. 

But it made us think of a worse tragedy right here 
in this land. With thousands, yea millions, of lost souls 
dying all around us, the average professing Christian 
goes right on about his own absorptions, paying no 
heed, nor trying to do anything about it. If there is 
such a thing as sorrow and remorse at the judgment 
seat of Christ, it will be deeply suffered by the careless 
and indifferent Christians who have done nothing to 
bring the souls to Christ who are perishing at their 
doorsteps. It will be felt by the defaulting preacher 
who has been content to drift along enjoying the bene- 
fits of an indulgent congregation while he wholly 
misses the great work of winning souls, for which the 
Lord has called him. 

"O, careless man, what will you say. 

When at the dreadful judgment day. 

They charge you with their doom?" 

STANLEY JONES A DANGEROUS 

MAN— 

Undoubtedly Dr. E. Stanley Jones is the most popular 
public speaker among the modernists. Not only is he 



popular, but he is also the most prominent and ef f eci- 
ive because of his elevated position and his strong 
background. He has been a missionary in India for 
many years, it was during those years that he gained 
the enviable reputation as a sincere and devoted leader 
among those of evangelical faith. However, during tne 
last ten years he has developed a dangerous swing away 
from the gospel and has steadily grown in prominence 
snd power among the extreme liberalist group. 

We consider him extremely dangerous because of 
several characteristics. To begin with, he has a most 
engaging personality. This disarms many. That is 
why Satan parades as an Angel of Light. Further, his 
very evident sincerity cannot be questioned. While this 
deceives many who look for insincerity in every 
apostate, yet it only makes his error the more alarm- 
ing. Saul of Tarsus was very sincere, and very religious, 
but he was wrong, fighting the very God he hoped to: 
please. Dr. Jones' deep interest in the winning of men 
for Christ during the earlier years of his ministry 
built up a tremendous confidence in himself among 
thousands' of true believers. This confidence promotes 
faith in his present course of departure from truth. 
Again, he uses the phraseology and terms of evange- 
lical faith, better known as fundamentalism, in his 
books and public addresses. It is a case of using the 
lamb skin of the old gospel in which to hide away the 
wolf of the social gospel. There is no other man in 
tlje modernistic camp who holds such sway over funda- 
mentalists and modernists as well in the modem 
world of moral interest outside of religious fields. This 
makes him extremely dangetous to the evangelical 
truth, especially when he is built up by the publicity 
forces of the Federal Council as "The modern St. Paul 
the Apostle". 

Dr. Jones has apparently lost sight completely of the 
great commission to get men ready for Eternity by 
accepting Christ as Saviour. He has now evidently but 
one passion, and that is to bring about an ideal situa- 
tion among men on earth socially and economically. 
He has embraced Russian Communism enthusiastic- 
ally. He advocates it for the whole world, with such 
changes as he would adjust to it. He apparently has 
lost faith in the transformation of the individual 
through the working of the Holy Spirit. In his book 
"The Choice before us," on page 9 he writes: 

"Russia has taught us that the individual 
can be changed by the changing of the eco- 
nomic order. We may not like the lesson but it 
is there." 
Well, we would Uke to have Dr. Jones trot out one 
example of a Russian who has been brought into 
faith in Christ and true fellowship with God, and been 
transformed from a life of sin by the changing of the 
"economic order." He goes further and states that 
salvation cannot be had by individual faith alone, that 
it isn't enough. 

"Religion expressed in purely personal terms 
is simply not big enough to fit the facts of 
life." Page 11. 
Extolling Russian Communism as the one great 
movement to bring about the "Kingdom of God on 
earth", wherein equality of all men is realized, he 

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declares that it can only be brought 
about by world wide revolution. He has 
evidently now turned from preaching the 
gospel to war and bloodshed as the only 
means to the end. Then when all men 
are equal in all lands the world will be 
one grand brotherhood! He ignores 
utterly the age-old fact of sin in the hu- 
man heart. Selfishness, greed, and un- 
belief seemingly do not exist. When he 
talks about the noble Russian system, he 
says nothing about the awful crimes 
committed in its name. He says nothing 
of the fact that Communism has closed 
the doors of the gospel and admits none 
but the godless. He says nothing of how 
the Communists literally starved millions 
of peasant farmers simply because they 
were hopelessly believers in God. He says 
nothing of the way they burned heaps of 
Bibles in the public squares, closed thou- 
sands of Christian churches, and slew 
thousands of Lutheran and other preach- 
ers of the gospel. Evidently to him God 
is now using this means of bringing in 
His will on earth! No more need for 
preaching the gospel of faith "isn't^ big 
enough to fit the facts." We could go 
on and fill pages with such statements. 
It is simply the natural resort of a man 
who once saw the light and has now 
turned to darkness. It is the normal 
course of a man who holds' the unscrip- 
tural view that God's plan is to transform this world 
system into the Kingdom of God on earth, and that it 
is the work of the church to do it, and if the church 
can't do it, he of course turns to the means of revolu- 
tion! This is the sinister harvest of a perverted view 
of God's purpose on earth. It shows clearly that vital 
difference between the Postmillennarian and the Pre- 
niillennarian interpretation of the Scriptures. It is a 
serious business. Dr. Jones is a stem example of it. 

THE HARM OF TRYING 
TO DO GOOD— 

There is no doubt but that there are many people 
who have great sympathy for others in misfortune. 
The natural tendency is to give comfort to those in 
desperate circumstances whether there can be any 
genuine basis to that comfort or not. We have just fin- 
ished listening to a beautiful reading given by a gifted 
young woman at a service for wounded veterans of the 
present war. 

Certainly too much praise and credit could hardly 
be given to these boys who have been drenched in the 
awful hell of war for the sake of protecting their coun- 
try. Every scar that they have gotten in defense of 
those at home constitutes a debt of gratitude upon 
every citizen. But about the worst thing that could 
be done to them is to lie to them about the way to 
God, and conditions of entering heaven. It seems that 
about the first thing that many folks want to do in 



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times of war when so many die is to give them who do 
die in the struggle, a false hope. 

This young woman in a very touching message gave 
a picture of a soldier's spirit after death as he is sup- 
posed to approach the gates of the City of God. The 
holy nature of God, the sin of man, the fact of judg- 
ment, the necessity of faith in Christ were all com- 
pletely ignored. It was assumed that all souls arrive 
at the gates to the city of God and that they are there 
permitted to enter or are barred according^ to the kind 
of lives they have lived. In this case the Keeper of the 
gate asked what he had done to merit acceptance to 
Heaven. Replied the soldier, "I gave my blood for my 
country". Came the answer, "That is enough, enter". 
With no Christ, no repentance for sin, no humiliation 
before God, he is offered entrance to Heaven through 
self-sacrifice. As though because a sinful world gets 
itself into a terrible situation and gets into war, that 
those who fight and die in the effort to stay the course 
of injustice and slavery in a cause that God never 
authorized, should therefore be accepted in heaven! 

To speak out against such false assurance of eternal 
life only draws to yourself the criticism of being cruel, 
and of robbing these boys of hope. Even though we 
tell the truth we are condemned for it. They who lie 
to them are praised for it. True prophets have always 
been hated, and false prophets have been loved and 
rewarded. But it is better to be true to God and de- 

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THEY STILL THROW STONES 

Ru Man4<t4^ Metfefi, WiUxut Calle<fe. 



A Russian peasant woman, covered with the dust of 
long travel, and an American man straight from New 
York knelt side by side some years ago on the banks 
of the Jordan. Both had come as devout pilgrims to 
worship in the land where the faith that each lived by 
had its origin. They had never met before. As he 
stooped to carry some drops of river water to his lips, 
she roughly seized his wrists and dragged his hands 
from the stream. 

"You dirty Jew", she cried, "how dare you put your 
filthy hands in my sacred river?" The man was Rabbi 
Stephen Wise. 

Yes, they stUl throw stones at a people that has 
tried to preserve its religion and heritage by keeping 
to itself About 6,000 years ago a message was given to 

a man named Abram "And I will bless them that 

bless thee, and curse him that curse th thee; and in 
thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed" . . . 
The persecution of the Jews was foreshadowed at the 
very beginning of the Hebrew race. And they still 
throw stones. 

It doesn't take much thought to discern one of the 
outstanding features of World War II. Daily we reaa 
of the brutal massacres of helpless Hebrews, and it 
doesn't bother us too much. Oh, yes, we feel sorry for 
them, but not overly sorry . . . after all, they're Jews. 

Jews a name spoken with contempt by more people 

than is actually conceivable. From the beginnings of 
time they have been persecuted. 

History records the story of two millenniums of such 
torture as never another nation has endured or sur- 
vived: 

"More than six hundred men were butchered 
in cold blood. The women and children were 
sold among the Bedouins in exchange for 
horses and arms. That was in 627 A.D. One of 
the most horrible of all the scenes of massacres 
that they have suffered in 2,000 years followed 
the Russian revolution. The Ukranian forces 
that fought the Bolshevists in 1918 massacred 
Jews with hideous tortures. . . . Between 1917 
and 1921, over 1500 pogroms in more than nine 
hundred places in Bolshevist Russia resulted in 
the massacre of a least 100,000 Jews and left 
not less than a third of a million orphan chil- 
dren. 

1938 . . . families forcibly separated, masses 
of Jews in the streets, and driven like cattle 
to concentration camps .... their money and 
their property have been confiscated. They 
have nothing left. Nor are they allowed to en- 
gage in any business or employment so as to 
make a livelihood. Suicides are commonplace. 
For weeks on end, Vienna was averaging one 
hundred suicides a day; the high mark was 
one hundred and seventy suicides in one day. 
And these suicides were men and women high 



up in the commercial and professional world. 
Whole families made suicide pacts, all lay 
down together on the floor, the gas turned on, 
every door shut, and in a few hours all was 
over." 

And now we are in the midst of another war .... 
a war with "stamp out the Jew" as one outstanding 
battle cry. Although an excuse given is religion, it is 
really economic fear and hatred that has motivated 
this persecution. Adolf Hitler has stated the evils 
of the Jews in Mein Kampf, but not an argument of 
his can stand against the facts. In Germany, they still 
throw stones. 

In this country, we are inclined to believe that we 
are being overrun with Jews. This is especially true 
of those on the Eastern Coast, because most of the 
American Jews live in and around New York. But here 
is what Dr. Daniel Poling, President of the World 
Christian Endeavor Union says, "The Jew is not an 
■international conspiracy', and Jews do not run the 
country. In 1936 only 4.8% of 80,000 directors of cor- 
porations in the United States were Jews. Only three 
of the eight major motion picture companies are con- 
trolled by Jews, and that of 1,700 newspapers, only 
fifteen are published by Jews." In answer to the 
charge that Communists are predominantly Jewish, 
Dr. Poling said that only 15% in the whole world are 
Jews. 

The original source of Jew hatred is the group in- 
stinct which forms men into an harmonious whole, 
and causes them to distrust and dislike others. The 
Jews came to Europe as strangers . . . strangers, un- 
willing because of their religion to participate entirely 
in the very different Western culture. Because he is 
different, the Jew has become the scapegoat — the sus- 
pected cause for every disaster. 

If we analyze the situation more closely, we can see 
another cause for this Jew hatred. That is economic 
hostility due to their financial skill. We forget that it 
v;'as the Christian, who, not being allowed to deal with 
money, had the Jew do it for him. No wonder the 
Jew is skillful with it. Shall we in free America hate 
men for being loyal to their faith, or clever in their 
business? 

A curse was put upon every nation oppressing the 
people of God's choosing. Let's not follow the example 
of Poland just because we think we're the land of 
plenty — the favored country, and can do no wrong. We 
must watch ourselves, for we are fast falling into the 
practices that we condemn in other countries. 

"Well", you say, "What are the Jews valuable for? 
They are clannish because they came as strangers to a 
strange land, and no one would take them in. They are 
aggressive because of a subconscious expectation of 
hostility. Imagine .... God's anointed nation living 
in fear of persecution! 

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by Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Disraeii, 
Ehrlich, Sara Bernhardt, Einstein, Sigmund Freud, 
Bruno Walter, Madame Curie (half Polish and half 
Jewish), Elizabeth Bergner, Arnold and Stefen Zweig, 
Sholem Asch, Jacob Wassermann, Ludwig Lewissohn, 
Walter Lippmann nothing? If we discredited the work 
of these people, our advanced culture would be set back 
not a little. 

Yet, they still throw stones. 

Have you ever stopped to think what the Jews have 
given to you as individuals? These Scriptures were 
penned by Jews under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. 
We couldn't get along without them. Paul, the great 
evangelist was a Jew. Peter, James, John and all the 
other disciples were Jews. And through the Jewish 
nation, God gave the Greatest Gift of all, Jesus Christ. 

We, with the clang of swords and rush of fire in our 
ears, with the accomplishments of these people before 
our eyes, with the knowledge that theirs is the precious 
heritage from time immemorial of the coveted covenant 
with God, I would propose, for the Jews, and all down- 
trodden peoples, a Fifth Freedom — freedom from perse- 
cution. 

What will happen to the Jews? Has God a plan for 
His people? Let us turn to the Scriptures. Have the 
Old Testament prophecies been fulfilled? Can they 
ever be entirely fulfilled? 



Concerning Jesus the Messiah : 

Prophecy 

Isaiah 40:3 
Isaiah 7:14 
Isaiah 53 : 7 



Fulfillment 

Matthew 3:1, 2 
Matthew 1:18, 23, 25 
Matthew 27:12-14 



Concerning the partial return to the land: Zechariah 
8:7, 8. There is today what is known as the Zionist 
movement. It has as its goal the reestablishment of 
the national home of Israel in Palestine under a Brit- 
ish mandate. It was started by Theodore Herzl after 
the tragedy of the Dreyfus case. The Zionist organiz- 
ation started by buying land and colonizing it. One of 
its supporters was Dr. Chaim Weizmann. After he had 
perfected a method of obtaining alcohol from wood, 
the British government offered him any reward he 
desired. His wish was that Palestine might be given to 
the Jews for a national home. Many Jews have already 
gone back to the land of their fathers. Tel Aviv has 
become the cultural center, and there is now a large 
Hebrew University on Mt. Scopus. The harbor at Haifa 
has been improved. Electricity is brought from the 
Jordan Valley, and huge groves of citurus fruit trees 
are being cultivated. Palestine is to be once more the 
spiritual and national center of Hebraism. 

The Jewish people have been a blessing to us in the 
past and the present. In the future, according to the 
Prophecy, they shall be missionaries to the nations we 
now call Christian. Thus shall they once more be re- 
stored to their original high calling. Zech. 1:23. 

In view of the present situation of the Jews, what 
can we do? Shall we still throw stones? 

First, we can aid these people in getting back to the 
land of their fathers and of their God. A movement 
was started six months ago to write to Washington 



urging that Palestine be given entirely to the Jews 
I with no strings attached) after the war. Has it not 
been prophesied? 

And best of all, we can show the Jew, Jesus ChrlsB, 
the promised Messiah of the Hebrew people. Many 
don't realize that the Christian Church is keeping 
alive the ancient Hebrew spirit. The basis of the New 
Testament is the Old. We still rely on the Ten Com- 
m.andments, the Psalms, and the Prophets. 

Jesus preached first to the Jews. No nation was 
equipped so well to grasp the knowledge of God in 
Christ. Christ wanted to fulfill on a world scale the 
heritage that small nation had. 

Why try to Christianize the Jews? Aren't they satis- 
fied with what they have? Think of what Christianity 
did in Paul's life — he was a very strict Jew. But what 
a transformation was wrought in his life when he found 
that Jesus was not just another prophet, but the In- 
carnate God — the suffering, crucified, triumphant love. 
Through Him we come to know God. No Moslem ever 
sings "Mohammed, lover of my soul", nor does any 
Jew say to Moses, "I need thee every hour." 

Christ is the only solution to the world's problems 
and needs — common to all men, for we are brothers in 
the Cross — His blood was shed for all. The Jew needs 
Kim too. Christianity is completed Judiaism (Disraeli) . 
For the Jew to accept Christ means' for him to come out 
from the bonds of the law into the love and redemption 
of the Father. 

The modern Jew has not rejected Jesus, for he has 
had no opportunity to even see Him. Christian coun- 
tries have persecuted him, doors to professions have 
been closed to him, and Christians have never thought 
of introducing him to the only One Who can save him. 

Let us no longer throw stones. Let us show him 
Jesus by the love He has put in our hearts for all man- 
kmd. Let us show him our Christ and his. Just a lowly 
Jew sitting by the calm blue lake of Galilee, a little 
circle of friends about Him, talking. Just an humble 
Jew giving words of cJmfort, healing broken bodies 
and spirits. Just a despised Jew, hanging upon a 
Cross — silhouetted against a darkening sky. Just g 
Jew — God's Son. 

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The Final Punishment of the Wicked 



THIRD OF A 
SERIES 




By ROBERT CULVER, Pastor, Fremont, Ohio 

(In the second of this series it was shown that the state of the wicked 5n 
their final pnnishraent is ta be death, and that death is not annihilation of 
being, but a conscious state of spiritual separation from God, physical separa- 
tion from the body. The lost may be described as suffering then final pun- 
ishment as disembodied spirits, banished forever from the spiritual presence 
of the Lord. ) 

The Scriptures further declare that: 
2. The measure of the final punishment of the lost 
is "according to deeds." This is most concisely stated 
in Romans 2:6, "Who (God) 
will render to every man ac- 
cording to his deeds." 

Easy Rooms in Hell? 

The first noted American 
poet was a Puritan preacher 
and physician named Michael 
^^^^^ I Wigglesworth, who wrote a 

^KBkL. 9k w^^a, fS'^o^s poem, still read, en- 
J^Hftk mjHB titled "The Day of Doom" 
,|^^^^M.wM^B (that name ought to qualify 
ROBERT D. CULVER him. for Something). In this 
poem, an imaginary descrip- 
tion of the "Judgment Day," the least depraved of lost 
mankind are said to be assigned "the easiest room in 
Fell." Now, I am not sure that this grim old saint was 
right in some of his theology (he taught that all un- 
baptized babies go to Hell), nor am I sure that Hell 
will have various rooms as Heaven has its "many man- 
sions," but his idea of gradations of punishment is a 
sound and scriptural one. 

Proportionate Rewards and Punishments 
The history of God's dealings with men reveals that 
He has always recognized degrees of merit, whether it 
be of reward or punishment. He has outlined degrees 
of virtue and proportionate rewards as well as degrees 
of unrighteousness and proportionate punishment. By 
the Law of Moses, some sins were to be punished with 
death, some with banishment, some with fines, some 
v/ith amputation of limbs. In the New Testament the 
church is instructed (I Tim. 5:17) to give special honor 
to certain faithful servants, and, Christ has promised 
rewards and crowns in Heaven in proportion to service 
done. 

Justice, Not Correction 
Modern criminology and theology have attempted to 
take punishment out of the realm of justice and retri- 
bution. All punishment is said by some to be for the 
purpose of correction, not of just retribution. They 
say we send the thief to prison, not to pay his debt to 
society, but to correct his thieving habits. So we have 
come to call some penal institutions "reformatories," 
"houses of correction," and other similar names. Some 
modernistic theologians have flatly asserted that God's 
punishments for sinners must be corrective in purpose 
not for justice. 

Nevertheless, the laws of God stand. And His justice 
demands that penalties be applied to the one who 
breaks them. The lost will be punished as lawbreak- 
ers,-jiot as erring children in need of correction. God 



has proclaimed that he will punish men according to 
their deeds and so He will do. God, at the judgment 
day, will be no moral doctor passing out bitter moral 
pill to cure immoral men of their errors, but an out- 
raged Deity dispensing justice in exact proportion to ' 
their deeds as sinners. 

Extenuating- Circumstances 
The degree of guilt (obligation to suffer penalty) in 
a given case, of course, cannot be set till all the circum- 
stances in the case are given full consideration. Even 
our country's law admits this. Accordingly, mankilling 
after deliberation is punishable by death, mankilling in 
the heat of anger by long-term imprisonment, man- 
killing through neglect of duty, as when a speeding 
m.otorist kills a law-abiding pedestrian, by short-term 
imprisonment. Mankilling through unavoidable acci- 
dent is not punished at all. We call these first-degree 
murder second-degree murder etc. 

God will take circumstances into consideration in 
the judgment and punishment of the lost. He shall 
consider the person's knowledge and ability. Greater 
knowledge and ability shall be counted against him not 
in his favor. In Lukei 12:47-48 we are told that "that 
servant which knew his lord's will and prepared not 
himself, neither did according to his will, shall be 
beaten with many stripes, but he which knew not, and 
did commit things worthy of stripes shall be beaten 
with few stripes. Likewise, the cities of Palestine and 
Phoenicea which heard Jesus and saw His miracles 
shall find the punishments of God less "tolerable" even 
than Sodom and Gomorrha which did not have that 
privilege. See Luke 10:15 and Matthew 11:20-24. 

Building a Home in Hell 
Judas was said by the apostles to have gone "to his 
own place" (Acts 1:25), implying that Judas' "room" 
or "man-sion" in final punishment shall be one of his 
own making. Thus, the believer, by his deeds of right- 
eousness, in God's grace, obtains a better mansion in 
glory, and likewise the lost sinner, rushing on in 
Christ-rejection builds his own house of torment in 
everlasting punishment by his every carnal deed. So 
it is said of the hypocrite in Romans 2:5, 6, "after thy 
hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thy- 
self wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of 
the righteous judgment of God; who shall render to 
every man according to his deeds." 

The Weighing of Deeids 
It is quite evident that only God Himself could pos- 
sibly have wisdom enough to assign proper punishment 
to every sinner, in just proportion to his deeds. Only 
God can know the hidden weaknesses, the faulty train- 
ing, the quirks of disposition, the forces of heredity, 
and the effect of environment which have had their 
share in making the man and shaping the record of 
the deeds by which he shall be judged. It is well that 
we know that the final judge of all lost mankind will 
have the knowledge and the ability to be just. Other- 
wise, how could he "render to every man according to 
his deeds?" 

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Mr. and Mrs. X. F. Friedline 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Heist 

Mr and Mrs. Ruben Heist 

Mr. and Mrs. Jahtn Hottie 

Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Larmon 

Leland Larmon 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Myers and sons 

Helen Miller 

Mrs. Nettie Palmer 

Mrs. Melda Paxton 

George Paxton 

Mrs. Annie Sohrock 

Mrs. ilillard Shaffer and family 

Mr. and Mrs. F. F. ShauHs 

Rey. and Mrs. Phillip J. Simmons 

Dolan Smith 

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Smith 

Dorothy Trent 10.00 

Mrs. Norma Trent 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Urban (Gen. and Byersdale) . . 14.50 
Mr. and Mrs. Billy WilUams 5.60 



10.00 
8.40 
20.00 
10.00 



10.00 
5.00 
5.00 
6.50 
12.00 
20.00 
5.50 
6.00 



Pike Brethren Church, IVIundy's Corner, Pennsylv 

Fisherman's Club 

Junior Fisherman's Club (Byersdale) 

Adult C. E 

High School C. E 

Senior W. M. C 

Crusaders Class (Byersdale) 

Dor 



Sirs. Harry Burkhart 

Rev. and Mrs. Arthur Carey family (Byersdale) . . . . 
Mr, and Mrs. S, C, Cunningham (Gen. and Eyang. ) 

Mrs. LiUian Commons 

Mr, and Mrs, R. Claycomb 

Mr. and Mrs. John Dilling (Byersdale) 

Mr. and Mrs, Louis Diamond 

Mr. and Mrs. Venier Deetscreek 

Mr and Mrs. Jackson Dishong 

Mr, and Mrs, L, Eckstin family (Troy) 

Mr, and Mrs. John Griffith (Gen, and Byersdale) 

Robert Griffith 

Mr. and Mrs. C, B, Gouglmour 

Mrs, Gertrude Helsel (Byersdale) 

Mrs, M, L. Kirkpatrick 

Mr. and Mrs. Tim Kerr family 

Miss Deane L, Kerr 

George Kerr 

Mr, and Mrs. C. D, Kerr 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence I^dy family 

Mrs, Sally Leonard 

Mr, and Mrs, Loy Leonard 

Robert Leonard 

Mr, and Mrs, C. J, Leatherman 

Elyirda Miller 

Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Miller 

J[r. and Mrs, George W, Myers 

Mr. and Jlrs. George B. Rose 

Mr, and Mrs, Walter Rose 

Mr^ and Mrs. Henry Nagel 

Yema Rose , 

Mr. and Mrs, -Adam Rager 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Schrack 

Mr. and Mi-s. John Teeter Jr 

Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Teeter : 

Mary Jane White 

Miscellaneous 



Grace Brethren Church, Waterloo, Iowa 

IMr. and Mrs, E, L, Alderman 

Mr, and Mrs, J, L, Alderman 

Miss Gertrude Becker (Lit. and Evang. ) 

Mrs. E, M, Buker 

William Buker 

Mr, and Mre. A, A, Bontrager 

Mr and Mrs, L, E. Deits 

Mr. and Mrs, N. J. Fike 

Mrs. Maudeen Gayman 

Mr. and Mrs. C. W, Grady 

Mr. and Mrs, Ralph, Grady 

Mrs. Maude Hady 

Mr. and Mrs, W, L, Kline 

Mrs. Anna Loyd 

Rey. and Mrs, Arnold Kriegbaum 

Mr, and Mrs. C. G. MiUer 

Miss Ruth Nichols 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Parker 

Mrs. Maggie G, Peck 

Miss Grace Pollard 

Mr. and Mrs, C, R, Poyner (Gen. and Ev 

Mr. and Mrs. A, S, Schroek 

Mr. and Mrs, E, B, Schroek 

Mr. and Mrs, E. J, Schroek 

Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Schroek 

Mr. and Mrs. V. W. Schroek 

Mrs. N. P. Sorensen 

Mr. Clifford Strock 

Mr. and Mrs. Noble Taylor 

Mrs. Yelma Wilson 

.Adult Bible Class 

Primary Department 

Junior Department 

Sunday School Offering . . . 

Birthday Offering 

Micellaneous 



Brethren Fellowship Class, Pittstown, N. J. 

Albert G. Hann 

Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Weber 

Sunday School 

Mrs. Elizabeth Alyalir 

Mrs. Charlotte Morse 

Howard Robinson ., 

Miscellaneous 



50.00 
5.97 
6.26 
18.00 
48.37 



3.00 
5.00 
3.00 



20.00 

11.25 

30.00 

5.00 

5.00 

10.00 

10.00 

5.00 

5.00 

25,00 

30,00 

5,00 



20,00 

10,00 

5,00 

5,00 



5,00 

20.00 

10,00 

5.00 

10,00 

5,00 

5,00 

5,00 

5.00 

5.00 

5.00 

5,00 



10,00 
5.00 
5.00 



10,00 
10,00 
60,00 



5,00 

7,50 

5.00 

11,00 

20,19 

50,00 

3,00 

2.00 

5,00 



50,00 
5,00 



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First Brethren Church, Ankenytown, Ohio, (additional) 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray SIma 10.00 

Mrs. Delia Haas, Lakeville. Ind 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Woostep, Ohio 

Eva Crawford 100.00 

Mr. and Mre. Paul Arnold 50.00 

Louise Blankenship 15.00 

H. F. Holmes 25.00 

Robert Holme-s 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Johnson 10.00 

Hiold Jollift 20.00 

Harlow Kutz o.OO 

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Martin . 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. RaBip Martin 10.00 

Lida McCoy 5.00 

Florence Metsker 25.00 

Gler Mustersbough 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry R. Palmer 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Siaybaugli l;i.00 

Dr. and Mrs. C. W. Sprowls 60.00 

Rev. and Mrs. John H. Squires 30.00 

Clark and Dwight Stair 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Stair -;» 01) 

Mavine Webster • • 5.00 

Mr. and IMJs. \V. H. Troy 10.00 

Miscellaneous 40.00 

505.00 

West Homer Brethren Church, Homervllle, Ohio 467.01 

First Brethren Church, San Diego, Calif. 

Lncile Anderson . . . . ■ 5.00 

Mrs. L. F. Anderson 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Altman 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. D. Barnard 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Budvarson 5.00 

Lieut. N. E. Baldwin 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Buerkin 10.00 

Mi. and Mrs. L. G. Carpenter 25.00 

Olive Crowe 50.00 

Frieda Dexheimer 10.00 

Mv. and Mrs. O. A. Gondaw 1 7.00 

Zaida B. HaU 25.00 

Cora L. Hall lO-O" 

OUva A. HaU • • 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lakin 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. Lewis Lee 25.00 

Mr- and Mrs. L. Lemke • ■ 50.00 

Mrs-D. P. Mueller (Gen. and Flory) 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Nevegold (Evang.) 100.00 

O. W. Payne 500 

Mrs B. J. Primmer , . : 5.00 

Carol Primmer (Flory) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Poirier 5.00 

Mrs. M. C. Sexauer 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Smith 20.00 

Mr and Mrs. C. W. Smith 25.00 

Mrs. W. A. Sharp 5.00 

Sylvia Harol Sturz 25.00 

Member 20.00 

C E. Allanson 8.00 

Member 20.00 

ilisccllaneous , 20.15 

855.15 
First Brethren Church, Unlontown, Pa 

Ruth Ashcraft ■ ■ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Bise 5.00 

Jacob Barber ■ ■ 5.00 

J. A. Conner 34.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Coftin 25.00 

Robert Dean 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Divil 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. DilUnger 103.26 

Mr. and Mrs. Stenson Edenfield 5.40 

Mrs. EHzabeth Firestone 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. PliiUp Fol 10.00 

D. A. Griffith 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hileman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. D. King 20.00 

Mrs. Charles Beal 6.23 

Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Krepps 10.00 

Mrs. Margaret Lucas 11.75 

Mrs. Amtdee Moore 5.00 

Daniel R. Moser 5.00 

Lcttie Moser 6.25 

George McCann • ■ 10.00 

Wade Mahoney 11.50 

Effie Nabors 14.00 

Rev. and Mrs. H. G. Rempel 63.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Roderick 10.00 

Mrs. Bernard Riley 7.50 

Bruce Roaner ■ ■ . 11.55 

RceeUa Rosner 5.05 

Mrs. George Springer 8.25 

Mrs. Fred llnbel 3,4.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Leo Williams 6.50 

Mrs. Isa Womsettler 9.90 

Mr. and Mrs. F^ank Wilson 5.00 

Irma Belle Wilson 19.00 

Faye Wilson 14.65 

Mrs. Cora Stacy ■ • 5.00 

Mary Sta«y 20.00 

Men's Class 15.10 

Loyal Women's Class 45.64 

Truth Seekers 47.38 

Marantha Class ■ 23.27 

Primary Department 6.60 



Beginners Department 11.49 

Sunday School 44.30 

Senior W. M. C 20.00 

Junior W. M. C 5.00 

JlisceUaneous 55.35 

First Brethren Church, Allentown, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Biege 32.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Boyer o.Op 

Mrs. Cora Byers 5.00 

Mrs. David Dettra 7.40 

Miss Graec Felinel 13.50 

Mr. and Mra. James Huffort 6.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Horace Hunsicker 5.00 

Mr. Carl Hornig 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Jacoby 32.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Kaeppel 40.75 

Dorian Kaeppel 5.75 

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Kunkel 92.00 

Mrs. Vera La Barre 5.00 

Mrs. Liggie Kamovie 11.75 

Rov. and Mrs. G. L. Lawlor 48.00 

Lawrence Lawlor, Jr 5.00 

John Lawlor ■ • 5.00 

Harriet M. Lawlor 5.00 

Corp. Edward Mismer, Jr 5.00 

Mrs. George Monroe 5.95 

Mr. and Mrs. WilUam Muselman (Clayhole) 26.35 

Mr and Mrs. John Ogden 18.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Oswald 19.00 

Geialko Family 5.80 

Mr. and Mis. C. Parks ■ • 5.00 

Mrs. Harry B. Short 6.00 

Lieut. Robert Short ' 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward .Snyder 22.25 

Mrs. George Silberman 26.00 

Mis Eileen SiUberman 5.50 

Miss Elsie Silberman 16.30 

Miss Miriam Silberman 9.50 

Mrs. Tront 6.00 

Mrs. Thomas Williams 11.75 

Rollin WiUiams 9.50 

Ml- and. Mrs. George Zahn 25.00 

Sunday School 20.32 

Miscellaneous 40.27 

First Brethren Church, Sterling, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Close 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. L. Close in memory of Mother Lrwin. . 20.00 

Ervin P. Close 10.00 

Betty Lehman 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. I. B. Winter 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bucklew 10.00 

D R. .imstutz Family 10.00 

F. E. Moine Family 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Moine 10.00 

Frederick Cook ■ 5.00 

Ruth L. Norton 10.00 

Mrs. Mildred Marcovechio 15.00 

Rev. and Mrs. M. A. Malles 25.00 

John Hubacher. Jr 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Hartzler 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hartzler 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Beery 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Amstutz 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. R. K. Steiner 10.00 

Leah Beery 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Berry 10.00 

Miscellaneous 4.00 

Marj- Hubacher (Special Gift for the KUcvcrs) 

North RIverdale Brethren Church, Dayton, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Abrat 73.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Orrie Beatty 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Blosser 22.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee T. Burkett 500 00 

Thelina Daubenmeyer 7.75 

Paul Fisher 5.00 

Ruby Gregg 8.25 

L. A. Hodson 5.00 

Mrs. L. A. Hodson 31.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hoffman 22.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. H. King 26.00 

Mr and Mrs. Roy H. Kinsey ■ • 50.00 

P. M. Lair 60.00 

V,'. A. Mitchell (Gen. and Evang.) 7.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Shope 39.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stewart 25.00 

Clifford Swayne ■ • 9.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Norman Uphouae 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Van Der Molen (Gen. and Evang.). 16.00 

, Ellen Van Der Molen 25.50 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walker 10.00 

Edna Walker 10.25 

Marguerite Walker 7.75 

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Webster 26.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Tount 20.00 

Sunday School 28.48 

Beginners Department 6.12 

Primary Department 8.40 

Junior Department 32.51 

Miscellaneous 18.90 



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First Brethren Church, Canton, Ohio (Additional) 

lire. Lois Robinson, Ruth, and Leah "nnn 

Mrs, Ira Rice ^■"'' 

First Brethren Chureh, Fillmore, Calif. 

Mrs. Nelhe ArundeH J-OU 

Mrs. Edna Barden 2. 00 

0. E. Bafford and Family , n'nn 

Olhi Bums 10-00 

Perry Bums 10.00 

Christine Bennett S^nn 

Kate Cosner and Family ,„„„ 

Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Currier 2'nn 

Robert Caison J-O" 

Audrey L. Holts 5-00 

Maxine Holts 5-00 

Natalie Holts 5-00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Kreit«r 20.00 

Kev. and Mrs. A. L. Lantz .(Spoliane) 15.00 

Ml. and Mrs. H. A. Loy.sdon i*'"? 

Mr and Mre. Howard McDonald 20.00 

Charles Neve and Family 18.00 

Mr, and Mrs. B. R. Robinson 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robinson 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Rice 5.00 

Clova B. Potter • ,"-00 

Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Scott 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Strickland 35.00 

Mrs. A. W. Stevens 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Lackett ■ • 30.00 

Frances Trout 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Williams 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Warren 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. Webb 5.00 

Senior Toung People's O. E 5.00 

Bible School 14.77 

Adult O. E 10.00 

Miscellaneous 7.d3 

Winona Lake Brethren Church, Winona Lake, Ind. (Additional) 

Prof, and Mrs. J. M. Aeby 39.50 

Edwin Cashman ■ ■ 100.00 

Rev. and Mrs. A. D. Cashman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Karl Fretcher 38.50 

PauUne Fretcher .45 

Wanda Dale Fretcher .*5 

Prof, and Mrs. H. A. Hoyt 50.00 

F/lna Jenz H-OO 

Prof, and Mrs. H. A. Kent 25.00 

WendeU Kent 5.00 

Lyle W. Marvin, Jr. 3.25 

Lcuis Alan Marvin 3.00 

Rev. and Mry. Leo Pollnan, Elaine, and Joyce 85.55 

Su2zanne Miller ■-'5 

F. B. MiUer 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Goodman, Jr 5.00 

D. S. Marshall 5.00 

First Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. 

Miss Wayme G. Adema 50.00 

Mrs. Susie Alexander -. ■. . . 12.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Andrews 250.00 

Bud Andrews 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Chfford Andrews 25.00 

Mr. and Mre. Lewis Andrews (Gen. and Bvang. ) 20.00 

Kenneth E. Asch 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Homer B. Askins ■ ■ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Auge 10.00 

Mrs. T. E. Austhl 50.00 

Miss Mary E. Bailey 10.00 

Royal H. Bailey 35.00 

Samuel Baker 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bascue 5.00 

Mrs. Louis S. Bauman (BeUtlower Building Fund) .... 100.00 

Paul R. Bauman 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John H. Bearss 25.00 

W. W. Beaver 28.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Belt 125.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Benner 30.00 

Elaine Benson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Benson 25.00 

Mrs. T. H. Bergen 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard W. Btevins 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Leslie N. Booher (Gen. and Evang.) .... 30.00 

Mi^ Virginia M. Booher 15.00 

. Mr. Abe Bowman • • 25.00 

Mrs. Charlotte Bowton 50.00 

noyd H. Brakeman : 30.00 

Paul H. Brakeman (Evang.) 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. P. Brown 50.00 

Robert W. Brown 35.00 

Everett H. Buckley 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Buerkin 5.00 

Mrs. Eva E. Bulach 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Burch 50.00 

Richard L. Burch 5.00 

John and Emma Carman 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Erich Chri.=itiansen 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Cltmk ' 25.00 

Mrs. Ruth E. Cole 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. William H. Cole ■ 5.00 

Mr. nad Mrs. B. W. Coon 350.00 

• Mr. and Mrs. WilBam B. Coon 35.00 



Mr. and Mrs. W. L Coplin 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence (yorrlgan 10.00 

Roy T. and Harold Crozier 20.00 

Mrs. Ore Da™ 19.00 

Marjome Davis 5.00 

Nat Davis - • 5.00 

Mrs. L. L. Dean (Evang.) 10.00 

Mrs. M. W. Denlinger 10.00 

Mr. and Mre. J. C. Derrick 10.00 

R. E. Dickinson 10.00 

Mrs. D. D. Didricksen (Spokane) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Didriksen (Cheyenne) 25.00 

Ml-, and Mre. C. S. Doney (Bvang. ) 10.00 

Sam Doney and Family 50.00 

R. S. Douglas 10.00 

Mr. and Mre. E. M. Dmm 20.00 

Russell Eaton • ■ 50.00 

Mrs. K. E. Ebers 5.00 

Mrs. William Eisenmann (Evang.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Esser 3.00 

Mr. and Mre. E. W. Everley 5.00 

Mrs. Christie Eye 100.00 

Mrs. C. F. Fairbanks ■ - 5.00 

Mary Lu Fairbanks 25.00 

H. P. Fariss 5.00 

Rev. Allen Fast 5.00 

Jesse Felter and Family 15.00 

C. 0. Fhck 30.00 

. Mr. and Mre. C. A. Frost 3.00 

Mrs. Pauline Galbreath 5.00 

W. E. Garwood 11.00 

Mrs. W. E. Garwood 11.00 

Mrs. Zana Y. Gill 6.00 

EUzabeth Gnagy • ■ 25.00 

Mr. and Mre. Howard Goble 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. GodaU 10.00 

Mre. Betty Goode 30.00 

Mrs. Valeria Gordon 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Griffith 5.00 

Mrs. Frona M. Grove 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Gunn 50.00 

Miss Catherine Hackett (In Memory of Sarah A. Martin) 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. C. F. Halberg '25.00 

M. M. Halpin 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hansen 15.00 

H. B. Harm 5.00 

Mr. nad Mre. O. Hathaway and Boys 10.00 

R. 0. Hayden 5.00 

Mrs. Carolyn Heater 6.00 

Mr. and Mre. Walter Herring 25.00 

Mrs. Lenore Hill 20.00 

Leon O. Hill 5.00 

Mrs. Helen Hinckley (Clayhole) 5.00 

George Hocking 216.77 

Mr. and Mre. G. M. Holland 5.00 

Mrs. Leone Howard 5.00 

Dr. and Mrs. M. W. Huges 5.00 

Mr and Mis. Keith Humphreys 10.00 

Mre. H. E. Jacobsou 10.00 

Mrs. W. B. Jenison 5.00 

Mrs. A. M. Johnson 10.00 

Mrs. F. E. Johnson 11.50 

Mr. and Mrs, J. I. Judd 10.00 

Geraldlne Judd ■ • 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A.-W. Karraker 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs". Dean R. Karraker 5.00 

F. E. Keeler 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Keiaer and LoweU 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. M. S. Keiser 10.00 

Eleanor G. Kent 15.00 

Mr. and Mre. D. L. Ketohum 5.00 

Mre. Jane E. Kinasz (Evang.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mre. F. A. Kindig 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. King 20.00 

John King 6.00 

ilr. and Mis. F. L. Kinsey 50.00 

G. L. Kodear 10.00 

John Kradjian - ■ 51.00 

Mr. and Mre. Robert Kriegbaum 5.25 

Margaret Krieser 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Nicolaus Krohn 10.00 

Mrs. Imo A. Lakey 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. Roy LaNobs 25.00 

Gladys Lantz 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Laughlin 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Leigh 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs. I. C. Levegue 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Levering 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lichti 20.00 

Paul Lichti, Jr 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Liser 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Ldggett 25.00 

Joann Lockhart ' 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. L. M. Lockhart 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Loef 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Lorenz 20.00 

Mr. nad Mre. W. J. Lozier 10.00 

Mr. and Mre. H. R. Lovejoy 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Luther 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. J. S. McClellan 100.00 

Mr. and Mre. Ralph MoConahay 100.00 

C. S. McConnell 10.00 

Mre. M. R. McKee 5.00 

Mr. and Mre. H. L. McNeely 75.00 

Donald McNeely (Evang.) 10.00 

Richard McNeely 10.00 

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W. F. McPheeters 20.00 

Mrs. A. E. Madison 5.00 

Miu. E. E. Madison (Gen. and Evang.) 30.00 

Mr. and Mi-s. W. E. Magera 10.00 

Mr. and Mra. W. H. Mellen 5.00 

Joan Mellen ■ ■ 15.00 

Mrs. Mary E. Miller 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Milton (Gen. and Evans.) 37.50 

Mr. M. O. lUtchell 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Quinton Mitchell 5.00 

Mrs. L. M. Morgan (Gen. and ETang.) 8.00 

Mrs. F. I. Mulherron 5.00 

Marv Ann Mnlloy • ■ 40.00 

Beulah F. Nelson (Gen. and Evang.) 10.00 

G. H. Nelson 10.00 

Mrs. M. R. Nelson 10.00 

Ur. and Mrs. O. A. Nelson 30.00 

Cbarlcs J. Nichols 25.00 

N. C. Nielsen 5.00 

Johanna Nielsen 25.00 

Mrs. Nellie North • ■ 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. L. Norton 5.00 

H. J. Opperman •' 10.00 

H. K. Opperman 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Page 10.00 

J, H. Pasohall 5-00 

Rev. and Mrs. A. S. Peaice 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. H. Pearson (Evang.) 30.00 

Mr. and Mra. George Peek 10.00 

Mrs. D. J. Peninger 5.00 

Dale Peters - ■ 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Pettit 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pieritz 15.00 

Mrs. Florence Powell 10.00 

C. F. Preshaw (Gen. and Evang.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Rees E. Price 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. C. Purvis 20.00 

B B. Quaintance (Gen. and Lit.) n 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Rath 6.00 

Mrs. Hen Eatcliffe (Evang.) 5.00 

Mis. JuUa A. Reaugh 13.00 

Mrs. Marguerite Reed 5.00 

Mi. and Mrs. G. Rensink (Gen. and Evang.) 200.00 

Auhrey and Hazel Richardson 7.55 

Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Richardson 5.00 

C. N. Rohinson 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Ross 100.00 

Mrs. Minnie Roy 10.00 

Ethel Ryan • • 7.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Sansom 15.00 

Mrs. H. E. Scheid 15.00 

Lenora Scheid 5.00 

Mabel A. Seeling ". 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Shuff • 20.00 

Mrs. Walter Siebert 15.00 

Era Simms 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Smallwood 5.00 

Evelyn Smith and Sons 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Smallwood 10.00 

Mrs. S. P. Smith 10.00 

S. D. Smith 5.00 

A Sorenson - - . 5.00 

Billy, Dora, and Noreene Spanglei' 75.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Steffen 10.00 

Ml-, and Mrs. W. T. Stettenbenz 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Stevens 25.00 

Pearl Stevenson 15.00 

Luella M. Stever 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Stous 10.00 

Ccnard S. Stover (Evang. ) 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. Strobele 15.00 

Mrs. S. L. Strong 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Strong 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs., Ivan Sturdivant 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Sundstrom 33.00 

Tillie Surface 5.00 

Mrs. Edith M. Sutherland (Evang.) 5.00 

Robert Swagerty . 10.00 

OUie R. Tinsley 10.00 

Thomas William 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Thome 10.00 

S. B. Vaughn 5.00 

Sgt. and Mrs. M. E. Veale 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Voorhees (Olayhole) 100.00 

Mrs. E. L. Walck 5.00 

Mrs. Maurine Walken 5.00 

J.(r. and Mrs. D. E. WaUer 25.00 

A. E. Ward 25.00 

Bob F. Walters 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Welton 26.00 

A. Wetherbee 300.00 , 

Nettie I. White 100.00 

Bessie Whitsett 6.00 

M. L. Wilbur 5.00 

Mrs. P. E. Willcuts 6.00 

Laura and Merle Willcuts 10.00 

Mary S. Wilson 5,00 

Mrs. C. M. Winnemore 5.00 

Elmer J. Wintersteen 5.00 

Mrs. Lena E. Wormer 20,00 

J, S, Yeager 5.00 

Mrs, Sarah C, Yoder (Gen, and Evang,) 10.00 

Georgia Younger 5,00 

Mr, and Mrs. Neri Zahn . , 11,00 

C, E. C. (Gen. and Evang.) 5o!oO 



6.600.01 
First Brethren Church, Long Beach, Calif. (Funds sent In designated for 
work extraneous to the Home Mlsions Council). 

Mrs. T. E. Austin (Hawaiian Gardens Mission) 50.00 

Mrs. M. L. Carr (Hawaiian Gardens Mission) 23.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. I. CopUn (Hawaiian Gardens Mission) . 25.00 

Mrs. EUzabeth Friesen (Hawaiian Gardens Mission) .... 5.00 

C, F. Preshaw (Hawaiian Gardens Mission 10.00 

Hawaiian Gardens Bible Schol Mission (Hawaiian Gar- 
dens Mission Building Fund) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Drum (Mildred Kuntz) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs, Merrill S, Keiser (Mildred Kuntz) 5,00 

Mrs, Helen Service (Mildred Kuntz) 5.00 

D. L. Van Buskirk (Mildred Kuntz) 5.00 

Grace and Alger Whidden (Mildred Kuntz for car) .... 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Hinkel (South Pasadena) 300.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Hoffman (Seal Beach) 20.00 

Mrs, Estella E, Madison (Jewish Work, Cleveland) .... 10.00 



First Brethren Church, Fort Wayne, Ind. 

Rev. and Mrs. J. Keith Altig 18.56 

Mr. and Mrs, 0, N, Agler 35,00 

Jackie Agler 5,00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. G. Armey 100.00 

Mr. and Mi3. N. Baxter 26.00 

Mrs. Robert Briner 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Boyer 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R, Boone 5.00 

Mis Nora Dudgeon 10.00 

Mrs. Pearl Ervin 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Etter 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. James Ervin 6.00 

Mrs. Evans 5,00 

Phyllis Elder 10,00 

Mr, and Mrs. Floyd Kerns 30.00 

Mis Delia Kerns 26.00 

Louise Kimrael 10.00 

Geneva Kuhn (Wadsworth) 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kaster 45.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Kreich 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Lord 51.50 

Harold Mason , 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Mason 50.00 

Miss Izorah Myers 30.00 

Mrs. A. J. Nelson 5.00 

Mrs. E. M. Osbom 100.00 

Mrs A. Payne 5.00 

Betty Reisen 5.00 

Mrs. D. Seibert 10.00 

Mrs. Frances Sigman 5.00 

Mrs. Bertha Stevens 100.00 

Mr. and Mrs. V. Springer 40.00 

Mrs. W. Van Dissen 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Virts 17.50 

Sunday School loose offering 74.49 

Labonah Bible Class 30.00 

Berean Bible Class . 35 00 

W. M. C 15.00 

.Wult C. E 20.00 

Y'oung People's O. E : 15.00 

Intermediate 10.00 

MisceUaneoua 13!30 

Sunnymede Brethren Church, South Bend, Ind. 

Mrs. Lenard Engstrom 1.76 

Mrs. Martha Engstrom 5.00 

Paul Eaton 500 

Mrs. Bertha Ball 2^00 

Rev. and Mrs. Lester E. Pifer 2o!oO 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Crawford 10.00 

Miscellaneous 2.77 

First Breahren Church, Martlnsburg, Pa 

Mr. and Mrs. Ira .\mick 10.00 

Mrs. Preston Black 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Beach 12.26 

Mr. and Mis. H. M. Beach 17!2o 

Mr. and Mrs. .John Baker 5.00 

Mr, and Mrs. John Brumbaugh and Sons 5.65 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dilling 32.40 

Mariam Dilling 11.65 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Dilling, Jr 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Dilling 5. 00 

Mrs. Clair Dick 5.00 

Mrs. H. R. Delozier 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Bbieght 11.85 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Fishel 36.25 

Mrs. Sadie Fj'ock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Greaser 6.00 

Reginald Greaser 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Keim and Sons 5.00 

Christine Klefiser 10.00 

Sannie Klefiser 25.00 

Mrs. John F. Loose and Sons 14.00 

William Looser 6.00 

Minnie Longenecker 12.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. E. Miller 3o"oO 

Robert Miller. Jr 5 00 

William Ward Miller 5I00 

David Scott Miller 5,00 



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Doratheann Miller 2- 

Mr. and Mre. Oscar Nicodemus 1 '-^ 

Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Replogle -8.0 

Audrey Replogle i"-*; 

Bov. R. J. Shaffer -S.C 

Dr. and Mrs. C. K. Snider it 

Dafid Snider ?-J 

Wajne Snider . . . . ■ "-i 

Alice Snider J-' 

Paul Stem B'^ 

Mrs. Edith Stoudnour o.l 

Florence Wineland ^-J 

Mrs. Alice Wisler • ■ °-J 

Ladies Bible Class 20.( 

Men's Bible Ctoss ' •< 

.Tunior Bible Class . ^-^ 

Beginners Class 3 , 

King's Daughters l-J-' 

Timothy Titus Class ^I:)-' 

Willing ■Workers IjJ 

Intermediate **■* 

Circle Class ^-^ 

W. M. C ?■; 

Miscellaneous °" 



First Brethren Church, Mlddlebranch, Ohio. 

Mr and Mrs. Wilbur Haldeman 5.00 

Ivinda Lou James 13.33 

Eev. and Mrs. G. W. Kinzie 10.00 

George Kinzie, Jr 5-00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Kinsley 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Royer 16.00 

Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Royer (Eyang.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Da-rid WatSins • ■ • 5.00 

Miscellaneous 50.92 



24.00 
20.00 
5.00 



7.00 
5.00 
5.00 
6.00 
5.00 
61.00 



First Brethren Church, RIttman, Ohio. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. V. Armstrong 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baker 

Mis Bula Blatter 

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Blatter (Gen. and South Bend) . 

Mr. and Mra. J. A. Blatter ■'2-99 

Jtr, and Mrs. Maynard Blatter 

Mr. Herl Bricker 

Mrs. Herl Bricker (Cuyahoga Falls) 

Mr. and Mrs. William Brown 

Mrs. Clair Brickel 

Paul Castor 

Mr. and Mis. Roy Fix 11.25 

Mis Mary Fritz (Gen. and South Bend) 27. oO 

Rev. and Mrs. Ord Gehman (Firestone Park) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Gish T.50 

Mrs. Ida Harter 10.50 

Mrs. Ruby nd Owen Haxton 5.00 

Mrs. Rodney Hayden 5.25 

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hoover 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Hoover 40.00 

Miss Marlys Hoover 5.00 

Miss Gladys Hoover 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. Hostettler 21.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Houck 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Verle Rosier ' . . . 65.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Kunkler ' 24.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Kennetli Lance 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Oro Lance 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. Owen Landis 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Moine 11.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Moomaw 60.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lester Pifer 5.00 

Mis. Clifford Spaulding 5.00 

Miscellaneous 



.13.46. 



First Brethren Church, Tracy, Calif. 

Mr. and Mrs. William Ryhiner 100. C 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Lehman 75. C 

Rev. and Mrs. George Richardson 26. ( 

Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Wampley 25. ( 

Mr and Mrs. J. B. Coykendoll 25. C 

Miss June Lehman 30. ( 

Rev. and Mrs. Tom Hammers 20. ( 

Sgt. Warren A. Coykendoll 25. ( 

Mr. and Mrs. F. V. Thompson 15. ( 

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Lehman 10. ( 

Mrs. Roy Ferguson 10. ( 

Mrs. George E. Pepper 10.1 

Frank S. Coykendoll 10.( 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spencer 5.( 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Clary 7.( 

John W. Coykendoll 5.( 

G. Herbert Pepper 5.1 

Ramon Coykendoll ..... 6.1 

Mrs. H. L. Coykendoll 3.' 

Mrs. Grace Olson 5.i 

W. M. C 5.1 



First Brethren Church, Washington, D. C. 

Homer A. Kent 10.00 

Mr and Mrs. M. L. Myers 5.00 

•»r. and Mrs. F. M. Spitzer 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Taylor 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wood 50.00 



Mrs. Helen D. ,\ndorson 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Austin C. Munch 30.00 

Mis Beulah Sampson 20 no 

Mrs. Daisy B. Sampson 20.00 

Mis Katherine Sampson 20.00 

Miss Margaret Sampson 10.00 

Miss Mildred Bayless 10.00 

Sgt.a nd Mrs, A. C. Berg L 

Miss G. Katherine Chamberlin 5.00 

Mr -and Mis. J. B. Deloe 1 5.00 

Robert Deloe 24.45 

Mabel E. DonaMson / 50.00 

R. E. DonaMson 50.00 

Aubrey B. Dooley 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Dooley 40.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Dyer 20.00 

Mrs. Alverta Fairall 5.00 

Miss Edith Geske 18.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Gilbert 5.00 

Miriam Gilbert 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Hale 30.00 

Viola Hancock 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Floyde Hartman 20.00 

Ptf. and Mrs. Ralph Hommel 5.00 

Mrs. E. A. Hospelborn 5.00 

Ruth N. Hostetler 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Howard 25.00 

Mrs. Martha Keller 25.00 

Mrs. A. B. Lemon . . .• 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walter B. Manhetz 25.00 

5Irs. Frances May 100.00 

Bin Mayer • • 5.00 

Rev. H. O. Mayer 5.00 

Mrs. H. O. Mayer 5.00 

Sin: L. Mayer . . : 5.00 

Patricia Mayer 5.00 

Mrs. Elsie T. Merrick and Mary 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Merrick 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan B. Munch 125.00 

Mr. and, Mrs. Roy P. Myers 20.00 

• Mr and Mrs. B. F. Newcomer 100.00 



Frank Quinn 

Mrs. James Qumn 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Raum .... 

The Richters 

Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Scheyett . 
and Mrs. J. M. Stillwell 



5.00 
5.00 
25.00 
5.00 
10.00 
15.00 



Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Tamkin 60.00 

Miss Rebecca Tice 25.00 

Mr. and Mis. Prank Weaver 5.00 

Mr. nad Mrs. T. R. Welsh 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. P. M. West 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Wiles 50.00 

Intermediate C. E 5.00 

Junior C. E 5.00 

Primary Depactment 38.16 

Sunday School 47.22 

Miscellaneous 18.25 



First Brethren Church, Whittler Calif. 

Mrs. Mayme Fleming Barmore 200.00 

Mrs. Ruth Beeson 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph P. Bowman 50.00 

Ethel Brown 15.00 

E. W. Buslmell 20.00 

Mrs. Fern Cauffman 10.00 

Rev. William H. Clough 75.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Coffman B.OO 

Mr. and' Mrs. G. M. Comtock 50.00 

Cari Oouoh 5.00 

Mr. nd Mrs. M. W. Couch 60.00 

Virginia Couch ■ • 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Crawford 25.00 

E. D. Culp ■ ■ 10.00 

Mrs. E. L. Culp 10.00 

Orlyn L. Culp 100.00 

Robert Culp 5.00 

WUlis Davidson 10.00 

I. T. Day 10.00 

Mrs. J. E. Dear 3.00 

Mrs. Agnes Downs 19.60 

Donald Driver 5.00 

D. O. Epperly (E. Pasadena) 20.00 

Helene Epperly (E. Pasadena) 20.00 

James O. Epperly 10.00 

Mrs. MUdred H. Epperly ■ • 10.00 

Christian Endeavor 200.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Plory 10.00 

(i. A. Plory • 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. C. PraUck 100.00 

Mrs. Charles) Garwood 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Gault (Gen. and Evang.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mra. J. L. Glenn 50.00 

Mr. and Mra. John Gnagy (Mayes and Flory) 15.00 

EUzabeth Guest 20.00 

Walter Haag 100.00 

Mr. and Mis. Ben Hamilton Jr. (Evang.) 25.00 

Gerry Hamlett 

Mr. and Mrs. 0. J. Hammer ■ ■ 

Donald Hay 

Sam Homey ( 3nd L. A. ) 

Ehzabeth Hubbling 5.0U 

Mr. and Mrs. John HubbUng 10.00 

Mr. and Mra. P. J. Hubbling ' 25.00 

Clyde Irwin 100.00 



7.00 
0.00 
6.00 
5.00 



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Mr and Mrs. C. W. Johnson (Gen. and Evang.) .... 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Kelly 5.00 

R. F. Kelly 100.00 

H. O. Kessler 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Kirkland 5.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Knipp 10.00 

Mrs. L. A. Koon • • 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Kreiter 25.00 

Mrs. Slinnie M. Lotspeich 5.00 

Loyal Women's Class 10.00 

Evelyn Miller 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Miller 100.00 

Mrs. and Mrs. Glenn E. Miller 75.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Miller 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Morris 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Eli Needham 20.00 

Mrs. Elizabeth Ogden 10.00 

Albert L. Patching ■ 30.00 

Glen Peterson 10.00 

R. L. Peterson 25.00 

Primary Department ■ • 29.55 

Mrs. Johanna Ratliff 35.00 

Mr. and Mrs. John Richardson 50.00 

Mrs. Myrtle W. Hideout 30.00 

Robert Robinson 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Roy R. Robinson 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Root 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Rough (Gen. and Evang.) 50.00 

Rev. F. W. Sliierj' 30.00 

H. H. Showerman (E. Pasadena) 43.50 

John Shultz 8.00 

Royce Shultz 27.55 

Louise A. Singer 5.00 

Mrs. Don Starkey (Gen. and Evang.) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Sterhng 25.00 

Mr. rind Mrs. H. E. Stroud 5.00 

Dcrothy Thompson 25.00 

Raymond Thompson 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Thompson 50.00 

Mrs George Ulery 61.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Wame 35.00 

Me. and Mrs. Ralph Wohlford 10.00 

B W. Wood (E>pang.) 5.00 

Mr. and Mra. C. V. Zook 25.00 

Miscellaneous 493.93 

First Brethren Church, South Gate, Calif. 

Mrs. Carrie Babcock 11.00 

Waj-ne Baker {Evang. and Ky. ) 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Beatty 13.50 

Mrs. George Bramaric 10.00 

Mr- and Mrs. R. H. BulKs 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Colbum 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. J. W. Cooley 5.00 

Mrs. Susie M. Crane - - 10.00 

D. vW. Cunningham 10.00 

Edna DuMond 5.00 

Louise Dobson 10.00 

Thu Dunn Family (3rd L. A.) 30.00 

Mr. and Mrs. George Force (Gen. and Lit.) 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Giesler 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Thurman Giesler 10.00 

Mrs. Donald Grauel 8.00 

Grace Grauel 5.00 

Kathryn Grauel ' 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Hiikey 30.00 

C«cil Kime * 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L, H. Leek 15.00 

Mrs. Etta McNeil 22.00 

Mrs. Randall 5.00 

Mr and Mrs. George Redd 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Rettig 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Schmidt 25.00 

Mrs. Lucille Shepley 6 00 

Wyley Smith 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ward 25.00 

George Webb 5 00 

Mrs. M. E. Wells 6^50 

Aune and Doyle White 10.00 

Rev. and Mrs. EUas D. White 10.00 

Mrs. Anna C. Whitney 6.10 

Marie Wilson 8.00 

Mrs. Hope Wolf 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Zimmerman 7.00 

Anonymous 100.00 

Bible School 80.21 

Miscellaneous 23.25 

Perue Brethren Church, Peru, Ind. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Anderson 5.00 

Rev. and Mrs. R. A. Ashman 19.00 

Harley Black 5.00 

Mr. and ilrs. Marion Clark 5.00 

Madelyn Comerford 10.00 

Mrs. J. D. Comerford 10.00 

G. K. Cbnstable 5.00 

Louvenna Cordrey - 5,00 

Mrs. William Deisch 5,00 

Frank Davis 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Dawalt 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Engelman 10.00 

Mrs. Charles Grandstaff 7^00 

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hartleroad 33.00 

Mrs. Lillian Helm 5^00 



Mr. and ilrs. L. W. Hiatt 5.00 

Mrs. A. I. Hiers - 5,00 

Mrs. R. C. Hoppes 5.75 

Mr. and :Mr-: George Huddleston 10.25 

Mrs. Lloyd Hunter 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gilbert; 12.50 

Richard Gilbert 5.00 

Mrs. F. E. Jones 5.00 

Mr. and Mr.s. Roy Jones 5.00 

Mi-s. Alma Kamelim 5.00 

Mrs. Paul KesHng 25,00 

Mr. and Mi-s. W. A. McCain 15.80 

Mr. and Mrs. O. S. McCliu-ei 10.00 

Mrs. Regina llorria 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Merritt 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Miller 5. 00 

Mrs. Clyde Pries 20.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Willand Secaur . 5 00 

Mr. and Mrs. O. H. SheUer 6.00 

John Worl Stuber 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Stuber 20 00 

Beverly Tyre 5. 00 

Bobby TyTe - 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Tyre 50.00 

Mr and Mrs. Earl Webb 5.00 

Richard York 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Paul York 21.00 

A Friend 5. 00 

Junior C. E 10.00 

Adult C. E 25.00 

Senior W. M. C 5.70 

Miscellaneous 56,0fi 

Trinity Brethren Church, Seven Fountains, Va. 

Walter Paige 5.00 

Lucy Barr 10.00 

Sarah McClanahan 5.00 

Miscellaneous ■ 2.00 

First Brethren Church, Covington, Va. 

Mrs. C. W. Cook 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Craghead 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Craghead 10.00 

Everette Dimcan 15.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gross 15.00 

Rev. and Mrs. Jessei Hall 5.00 

Ruth Han 5.00 

Paul HaU 5.00 

I. B. Hawkins 10 00 

Mrs. O. H. Hill 10.00 

Mrs. L. R. Hill 5.00 

Miss Ina Humphries 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Lacks 7.00 

Mre. C. E. Leape 25.00 

Mark Slartin and Family 25.00 

I'aul Pearman 5.00 

Milbume Perdue - ■ 5.00 

C. A. Perdue 25.00 

Mrs. Nelson Sizemore 5.00 

Mrs. Martha Terry 8.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jess Thomas 8.00 

Ycung People's Class 5.00 

Miscellaneous 7.00 



First Brethren Church, Cheyenne. Wyo. 

First Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa. (Additional). 

Mr. and ilrs. Herbert Sowers 

Janet Huston 



First Brethren Church, Ellet, Ohio 

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bry 5.00 

Miss Martha Carniazin 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Carroll 5.00 

Mrs. Johanna Coast 6.00 

Rev. R. E. Gingrich 10.00 

Mrs. R. E. Gingrich 10.00 

Raymond Gingrich 5.00 

Miss Angie Garber 5.00 

Mrs. M. A. Hutton . 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Kurtz 5.00 

Miss Doris Mishler 5.00 

Mr. and Mrfe. Charles Pluck 5. 00 

Mr. and Mrs. Walt.er Pluck 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Quartz 10.00 

Mr, and Mrs. S. G. Rcdinger 10.00 

Ml-, and Mrs. George Ripple 5.00 

Mrs. O. L. Sanderfer 5.00 

Mfes Alvalee Sigmon 5.00 

Miss Rosalee Sigmon 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Wilham Slichter 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. At!ee Speioher 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tumefl 10.00 

BIrs. Hazel Wolfenbarger ... 1(MI.(KI 

Sunday School 50.00 

Banks 58.29 

MtaAslIaneous 19,00 



First Brethren Church, Glendale, Calif. 

Mrs. M. M. Whitney • - 5. 00 

Irvin Masters and Family 100.00 

Rev. and Mrs. G. E. McDonald 10.00 



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Flora H. Meyer ;]■ 

Mrs. WiUiam Hengerer (Gtn., Evang., Lit.) ».00 

C. J. Knutson "" 

Alpha Londogin (Ky.) _S-*'^ 

Ray and Esther Klrby 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. S. B. Berkey 10.00 

N. K. Matson and Family 10.00 

Mrs. Henry Richardson *2nft 

Miss Mary Ware »•"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Goodion oc'nn 

Mr. and Mrs. Albert SUyers t^n 

A. Gordon 5"" 

H. N. and Elsie "Whitney co n« 

Miscellaneous ■ ■ ""-"o 

First Brethren Church, Winchester, Va. 

Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Anderson (Evang.) ^nn? 

Mrs. Daisy C. Boyer ^°2nn 

Miss Gladys Clark 500 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Coffelt 25.00 

Kenneth L. Ooffelt ■ • l^OO 

Miss Pesgy Comwell _2 „ 

Rev. and Mrs. Paul E. Dick 50.00 

Mr and Mrs. Holmes Fletcher 30.00 

Miss Rhoda M. Fletcher 10.00 

George Forney o^Url 

Corp. and Mrs. Harry Fox 25.00 

Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Frye 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Garber 5.00 

Donald Hildebrand 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hildebrand 15.00 

Mis Janet Hildebrand 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Holsinger 6.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Clark Legge 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Lockhart 11.00 

Miss NeUie Ixjokhart , . . • 6.00 

Betty and Nancy Lyie 10.00 

Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Lyle 10.00 



1.00 



Mrs. lice Manuel ^^.I 

Miss Elsie Mogle "• 

Mrs. P. C. Petrie (Winchester) o-nn 

Mrs. Ruth Shaner ^JJ-"" 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Shircliff 30.00 

Mrs. Lee Smith 5"" 

Mr. ajld Mrs. . D. D. SpiUman 25.00 

B. W. Strawderman »•"" 

Mrs. Eula SUawderman ^"O 

Willard Strawderman _„„„ 

Mrs. Emma K. Stultz 50.00 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Suddlth „„;;„ 

Sunday Scoliol ^0.00 

Young People's Class lO-"" 

.Junior Young People's Class o.oo 

Mrs. Lee Smith's Class • 6-»^ 

Senior C. E 25.00 

Junior C. B ■ ■ 6.55 

Gifts Under Five Dollars ■ ■ '"■5" 

Grace Brethren Church, Juniata, Pa. 

Mr. and Mrs. Guy Dively 30-00 

Mr. and Mrs. William Dively -O.OU 

Mrs. Eva Harpster innn 

Rev. and Mrs. Forest Lance in'no 

Mr. Earl Summers i„ nn 

Mr. and Mrs. N. F. Holmes ^0.00 

iMr. and Mrs. Lester Garwood r nn 

Mrs. Edwin Kime ^-00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Walters 5.00 

Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Mcllnay 5.00 

Mr. and Mi-s. V. R. Nivich o.OO 

Ringler Family °00 

Mrs. Martin Brumbaugh "•"" 

Clem Walters* Jr *-00 

Harold Yohn ^00 

Tbelma Nivich oq'v^ 

Miscellaneous *''*■ 



(Continued from Page 173) 
liver your soul than to have to meet God at the end 
of the race and be found unfaithful. Jesus said, 
"I am the way, the truth and the life, and 
NO MAN Cometh unto the Father but by me" 
John 14:6. 

War conditions do not change the word of 
God. 

ONE SENATOR HAD THE 
ONLY ANSWER— 

The Town Hall program of Readers' Digest fame cer- 
tainly has great national merit. It would be a great 
eye opener to millions of Americans and perhaps be 
a means of avoiding many national mistakes if Ameri- 
cans would really listen to it and act accordingly. 

Another program has just been concluded. The ques- 
tion under discussion was what American peace aims 
j&hould be. Many and specious were the ideas set forth. 
The Atlantic charter should be applied to the whole 
world! Every nation should be left free to follow its' 
own destiny! Arrangements should be made to pre- 
vent the rise of any aggressor nation! Very simple. 
All went well until Senator Charles W. Tobey was 
asked how, in view of the way Russia has already 
shown the spirit to do a-s she pleases in Europe aggres- 
sion, could any or all of the proposed plans be made to 
actually work instead of being just lip service. 

Quickly, and truly, and courageously came the 
answer, "There is absolutely no chance for any plans 
for a better world to succeed except the nations em- 
brace Christ and manifest His spirit". In these few 



words the Senator struck at the heart of the entire 
world problem. It showed conclusively that all men 
at the head of our nation are not blind. He spoke the 
shining truth, the basic reijuirement necessary to suc- 
ceed. Since no world plan of peace and equity can hope 
to be realized without Christ in the hearts of men, 
then why go on till that one thing is accomplished. 
There is no use in going on. Would to God our Presi- 
dent would stand up and make such a statement and 
call a halt to proceedings and call the nation to its 
knees before Calvary. He would go down as the great- 
est statesman in all history. He would accomplish 
more toward world peace than all the armies, and air 
armadas that fly. He would prove himself the wisest 
man in world leadership, and the man with the most 
courage. Until the sin question, and the Son question 
are settled, nothing- can be settled in this world. The 
nations of the world "must" kiss the son, lest He be 
angry with them and they perish in the way when His 
anger be kindled but a little." 

But nationsi have always been directed largely by 
the personal convictions of their leaders. It is still 
that way. To insist on making a sound world arrange- 
ment would mean that the leader who made the re- 
quirement should first confess his own sins and humbly 
bow before Calvary's Christ. Find that man and you 
could start, taut it would be but a start. The problem 
would be to get all world leaders to bow humbly before 
Jesus Christ and with Thomas cry, "My Lord, and my 
God". Then it would require that all the people of the 
nations accept Christ truly. Without this, greed and 
selfishness would again drench the world in blood. 
After all the true gospel preacher who cries, "Ye must 
be bom again", is doing more to bring about world 
peace than all the statesmen that ever lived. 

God give us more Senators with the conviction and 
courage to speak out for Christ in high places. How 
we need them now! Pray for the rulers of thy people. 



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SPEAKING 




By Dr. Louis S. Bauman, Editor 



OUR RISEN LORD'S FIRST WORDS 

And what were they? "All hail!" — which was the 
Greek form of salutation. It was the "How-do-ye-do" 
of our Lord to His own. Then — "Be not afraid." Verily 
what was there now to fear? Death, man's great 
enemy, lay dead in that opened tomb! Nothing more 
to fear! Hallelujah! And 



sent" (Rom. 10:15)? The most tragic failure a Chris- 
tian can make on this side the grave is to leave the 
story of salvation go untold to some man to whom he 
could tell it, or could send some one to tell it; You 

cannot escape it! "Necessity" is laid upon you! You 

must either go or send! Failing to do so — well, what 
will that mean when the 



then— "GO TELL!" There 
is the supreme duty of 
every on© who has heard 
the greatest piece of news 
that ever fell on the ear 
of man. .On an earth that 
contains countless mil- 
lions more within the 
graves upon her green 
bosom than walk above 
those graves, there is news 
— glad news! Death has 
at last found a conqueror.' 
Glory to God ! "GO 
TELL!" "GO TELL!" "GO 
TELL!" 

"NECESSITY IS LAID 
UPON ME!" 



No man or woman has 
ever seriously read the 
Scriptures, inspired o f 
God, without having been 
brought face to face with 
the solemn duty of either 
going with the Gospel, or 
sending the Gospel to all 
the world of men for 
which Christ died. Every 
born-again Christian is in 
reality an "ambassador 
for Christ" (2 Cor. 5:20). 
Woe unto an ambassador 

that fails to fulfill his commission. Verily, another 
great ambassador said: "Necessity is laid upon me! 
Yea, woe is unto me if I preach not the Gospel" (1 Cor. 
9:16) ! But, "even so hath the Lord ordained that they 
which preach the Gospel should live of the Gospel" (1 
Cor. 9 : 14) . And, "How shall they preach except they be 



B^tttg in Barkn^ss 

By FLORENCE A. HILBORN 

They are dying! Oh, they're dying 

In that darkened, Christless lahd! 
No one near to tell of Jesus; 

No one near to hold their hand. 
And to point, with heavenly comfort. 

To that precious, crimson strand 
Where Christ bridged death's chasm safely 

For poor, fallen, sinful man. 

They are dying! Yes, they're dying 

Horror's stamped on each dark face. 
Not one gleam shines through the blackness 

At the end of life's hard race. 
Struggling 'gainst what fate awaits them, 

They are clasped in death's embrace. 
Dying, with no hope of heaven! 

Dying , with no word of grace! 

They are dying! Friend, they're dying! 

Is there naught that you can do? 
There's a secret place of power; 

Have you learned to pray clear through? 
Pray that God will send forth lab'rers — 

Fields are vast, and lab'rers few; 
Millions wait in densest darkness. 

As you pray, God may call YOU. 



missionaries In India only. 



day of judgment comes? 
God alone can answer 
that question! 

"O, CANNOT YOU 
COME OFTENER?" 

A Christian missionary's 
wife recently wrote from 
India: "The other day, as 
my husband was entering 
a Hindu village to preach 
Christ there, he met a 
Hindu farmer just leaving 
it with his oxcart, on bus- 
iness. The farmer could 
not stop, but he called to 
my husband: "We are 
glad that you have come. 
None of us in this village 
has worshipped any idol 
or god since you were 
here last year, and we 
heard what you said about 
Jesus Christ and what He 
did for us sinners. And 
we all want to become 
Christ's when we hear 
more and know enough. 
Oh, cannot you come 
oftener?' " 

"Oh, cannot you come 
oftener?" is not a cry that 
pierces the hearts of the 
How often have our own 



missionaries in Africa heard that cry — a sob borne on 
the air — as they walked away from some African village. 

TOTAL WAR 

The article by Miss Mary Emmert, missionary in 
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issue, reveals a battle with Satanic power that is 
enough to take the heart out of any missionary. How- 
ever, over against the losses they sustain is the joy 
they have in the few that remain faithful to their 
vows. One wonders when he considers the awful 
depths of the raw heathenism out of which these souls 
are being lifted, that the discouragements are not even 
worse than they are. 

However, the picture of the Prodigal returning home 
is a very old picture. It was first drawn by our Lord 
Himself. Returning prodigals are not seen in Africa 
only. What church is there in the homeland that has 
not seen a similar sight coming down the aisle, sick 
and weary of sin and wanting to get back to God. 
What pastor is there in the homeland that has not 
wept with sorrow when his bitter grief was expressed 
in the words: "Demas hath forsaken me having loved 
this present world (2 Tim. 4:10). With the mission- 
aries in heathen land the existence of a personal ruler 
in the Kingdom of Darkness by the name of Satan or 
the Devil is no joke. It is a terrible reality. Verily it 
appears that the hour is at hand when it is an all-out 
total war with him. Thank God the war will be short 
for "he knoweth that he hath but a short time'' (Rev, 
12:12). 

OLD ROME IS STILL OLD ROME 

Miss Dorothy Black, member of the First Brethren 
Church of Long Beach, is' a missionary working in the 
Orinoco River Mission of Venezuela, South America. 
Under date of June 2, 1944, she wrote a letter to the 
Editor, who is also her pastor, to say: 

We see so much the need for more mission- 
aries. Now the door is closed to th« entrance 
of any, and we ourselves have no assurance of 
re-entrance. Do ask the folks to pray for the 
opening of the doors. We'd like to be a multi- 
plicity of persons to do all that is necessary. 
And there you have it! The old-time power of Papal 
Rome is being restored to her throughout all Latin 
America. Thus the prophetic word is being fulfilled: 
"I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet-colored beast". The 
Antichrist, the Beast of Revelation, will be ridden by 
a "harlot," Papal Rome, in the time of the end. The 
Antichrist will, for a short time, be dominated by Papal 
Rome, and then, according to Revelation 17, when ten 
kings shall form a federation and place the Antichrist 
at their head, he is going to smite the woman that 
strives to ride him— to dominate him— for, in fact, he 
loved her not a little bit ! 

In the meantime, Rome is still Rome. Miss Black and 
her fellow missionaries are preaching Jesus Christ and 
Him crucified to the millions in Venezuela who need 
His salvation; but old Rome, professing to be Chris- 
tian but ever more pagan than Christian, objects to 
these missionaries. Consequently, the doors close to 
the entrance of new missionaries of Protestant faith, 
and the Protestant missionaries dare not leave the field 
lor fear they will be unable to re-enter when their 
furloughs are over. 

What are we to think about the loud protestations 
emanating from the Roman Catholic clergy, trying to 
assure us here in the United States that Papal Rome 
is opposed to dictatorship, oppression, and stands for 




OUT OF 

THE 

EDITOR'S MAIL BAG 



HILL MACONAGHY WRITES: Letter dated February 

9, 1945, and written at La Carlota, Argentina, South 

America. 
Dear Brother Bauman: 

Just a line this morning to let you know that we 
have secured passage for the States. The boat leaves 
the latter part of March and will no doubt arrive at a 
southern port sometime the early part of May. 

The Dowdys are already established in their home 
here in Carlota and have taken over the work. That 
has left us free to get our furniture, etc., moved and 
stored away at some friends in Los Cisnes. This after- 
noon we leave by train for Rio Cuarto to visit a few 
days with the Sickels and then we will visit around 
among the congregations in order to say farewell and 
learn a little more about the condition of the work in 
our district. 

Dolly joins me in sending greetings to you, your wife 
and family and all our brethren in the homeland. 



freedom. Utter nonsense! It is the boast of old Rome 
that "Rome never changes"; and, the Rome that 
"never changes" would not only bar Protestants from 
the entire continent of South America; but, if she 
could, would drive every Protestant in North America 
either into the Roman Catholic Church or into the 
sea! What is happening in Venezuela is happening 
throughout all South America. It certainly concerns 
us, since we have established a mission in Argentina. 
What the future holds, no one can know; but, thank 
God, we have led hundreds into the knowledge of the 
truth down there, and even though old Rome would 
drive out every North American Protestant from Argen- 
tina, we believe that the truth will survive. Pray for 
our missionaries that are there. God is blessing that 
work, and we will have to pray through the barriers to 
get helpers to them. Those of us who know how to 
pray, pray as you never have prayed that God may- 
defeat, as He has defeated in centuries gone by, the 
dominating old "harlot" that has put to death in the 
name of Jesus Christ, tens upon tens of thousands of 
Christians, and still reigns on the banks of the Tiber. 
Thank God, her judgment is sure. See Revelation 17:16. 



GEN. DOUGLAS A. MACARTHUR, speaking at the 
University of Michigan in June 1932 said: "Pacifism 
and its bedfellow. Communism, are all about us. In 
the theaters, newspapers and magazines, pulpits and 
lecture halls, schools and colleges, Communism hangs 
like a mist before the face of America, organizing the 
forces of unrest and undermining the morale of the 
working man. Day by day this canker eats into the 
body politic." 

While these words were spoken by General Mac- 
Arthur 12 years ago, the passing years have only em- 
phasized the truth of General MacArthur's statement. 
His words are truer today than when he uttered them. 



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MARCH 24, 1945 



Never have the communi&tic forces of this nation been 
more active. Never have they had so much to encour- 
age them. Never have they found so much sympathy 
in the White House as today. And, worst of all, never 
have they found so much sympathy in the pulpits of 
America; and never within the circles of professed 
Christians have they found a more effective tool than 
the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America. 

If Communism is right, Christianity i^ wrong, and 
vice versa. The slogan of Communism, from the days 
of Karl Marx, has ever been "Religion is the opiate of 
the people." 

We predict that the forces of Communism will grow 
more and more strong until finally Gog, at the head 
of its marshalled forces, is cut to pieces and fed to the 
fowls of the air on the hills of Palestine (Ezek. 28, 39) . 

"MOTION PICTURES PURVEY FILTH" 

The editor of this magazine confesses that he is 
old-fashioned. For years he has opposed the movies 
and has believed that, unless something can be found 
to counteract their influence, they will head a whole 
generation of youth toward hell. That language may 
be strong, and some may say that only a preacher 
talks that way. However, we stand now to quote sev- 
eral testimonials from men who cannot be regarded 
as any too friendly to preachers. 

Hendrik Van Loon, who surely cannot be charged 
with Puritanic tendencies, says: "The moving picture 
producers are a group of money chasers who are turn- 
ing an entire race of youngsters into hysterical little 
psychopaths, whose ears and eyes must forever be 
glued to something that can only be described by a 
single word, 'ignoble.' " 

Also, out of Hollywood itself comes the testimony of 
the editor of the Hollywood Spectator, Welford Beaton, 
who says: "The screen is' a menace to the growing 
population. ... It aims its products at those whose 
low tastes make them impervious to the vulgarity of 
pornography, passion masquerading as love, discus- 
sions of the double standard, and other unlovely as- 
pects of modem civilization . . . The producers of mo- 
tion pictures purvey filth for the sole purpose of reap- 
ing profits. They have delved into the garbage cans 
of our social structure and extracted from them, as 
story material, everything that stinks." 

THE "BETRAYED GENERATION" 

Edgar Hoover, the man who ought to know, recently 
spoke of the rising generation as the "lost generation." 
A young lady, addressing a convention of educators, 
defended her generation in words to this effect: 

"They call us the 'Lost Generation.' We are not the 
'Lost Generation.' We are the Betrayed Generation.' 
We were not taught concerning the exceeding sinful- 
ness of sin. We were told how to sin and get away 
with it." 

It is said that she upbraided parents and teachers 
alike who had miserably failed in their duty — "Thou 
Shalt diligently teach them [God's words] to thy 
chUdren." There is not a doubt in the world but that 
the young lady was absolutely right in her defense! 



ADOLF HITLER'S MISTAKE 

The public press has much to say these days con- 
cerning the mistakes of Adolf Hitler. They are busy 
pointing out many mistakes that he has made, among 
the most prominent of which is his launching two 
offensives at the same time, believing that he could 
take Stalingrad and at the same time take the rich old 
fields in the Caucasus Mountains. Had he centered on 
the one offensive instead of undertaking two, he prob- 
ably would have succeeded. 

Another one of his principal mistakes was staking 
his personal prestige on the capture of Stalingrad. A 
third big mistake was his failure to sense the time, 
the power and the importance of the Russian counter- 
blow on that, for him, fateful November 19. However, 
few are the newspapers and magazines that point out 
the one overwhelming mistake that this would-be 
world ruler made. From the beginning, he had cen- 
tered his attack on the Jew. Had he believed the Word 
of God, he never would have been guilty of this serious 
offense. Had he read and believed the 27th chapter 
of Genesis, which relates the blessing that Isaac be- 
stowed upon Jacob, his neck would not be so near the 
noose as it is today. 

"And his father Isaac said unto him. Come near now, 
and kiss me, my son. And he came near, and kissed 
him: and he smelled the smell of his raiment, and 
blessed him, and said, See, the smell of my son is as 
the smell of a field which the Lord hath blessed: 
Therefore God give thee of the dew of heaven, and the 
fatness of the earth, and plenty of corn and wine : Let 
people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be 
lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow 
down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, 
and blessed be he that blesseth thee" (Gen. 27:26-29). 

Who has ever perused the pages of history and does 
not know that that blessing stands: "Cursed be every 
one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth 
thee"? And again, over a thousand years later, and 
still seven hundred years before the birth of Christ, 
the Prophet Isaiah said of Israel: "No weapon that is 
formed against thee shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). 

Adolf Hitler should know that now— too latd! 

A BOY WITH A "CLASS A" HEAD 

According to a report of the General Federation Club 
Women, a little 12-year-old boy by the name of Bobby, 
was a member of a Vacation Bible School clay model- 
ing class in Galesburg, 111. The teacher asked the class 
to make something that could be displayed in a store 
window as an exhibit. Bobby turned in a miniature 
slot machine, a gun, a pair of dice, and a whiskey 
bottle. The teacher was wondering how she could tell 
him that his work could not be displayed in a Sunday 
School exhibit. But her problem was quickly solved 
when Bobby turned in a sign that he had made which 
was to be displayed with the group. The sign read: 
"THE WAY OF THE UNGODLY." 

Well, Bobby had a wise head upon his young shoul- 
ders. His exhibit would have been about complete had 
he added a deck of cards, a package of cigarettes, and 
a pair of slacks! 



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TOTAL WAR 

Why should the churches in the homeland send 
money and recruits to the mission fields? 

When it comes to barbarities and harrowing condi- 
tions, we have nothing to re- 
port that would begin to equal 
the stories filtering back from 
Europe and the Far East. The 
"civilized" nations have out- 
barbared the barbarians. 

Nevertheless, we too, are en- 
gaged in total war against the 
common enemy of mankind, 
the Devil. He it is who is 
turning the "Christian" world 
upside down. But he is not 
neglecting his old strongholds ""^"^ ■" ^""""^ 

in heathen lands. Quite the contrary! Knowing that 
his time is short (Rev. 12:12), he is redoubling his 
efforts along all fronts. 

On this particular battlefield, removed as it is some- 
what from the din of European warfare, we realize only 
too clearly that "we wrestle not against flesh and 
blood, but against principalities, against powers, 
against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against 
spiritual wickedness in high places." Never has it 
seemed to us that the spiritual conflict has been so 
fierce. 

The enthusiastic reception that the Gospel story 
enjoyed during the early years in our African work 
has long since subsided, at least on and around the 
older stations. The soil was too often shallow, and the 
quick growth withered away, in many cases, with the 
heat of daily testings. Also the ever present tropical 
thorns of lust and avarice choked the good seed. "O 
my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom!" has often 
been our wail, as we see our spiritual children drifting 
away one by one. 

One of these, named Boui, once said, "I told the 
people of the village where I preached so long, 'The 
Gospel is true. You must believe it, whether I, myself^ 
fall or not. Do not look at me, but listen to what i 
tell you.' " He was afraid he could not hold out, and 
consequently he did not. Today you would never rec- 
ognize him as one who had once been a very tender- 
hearted and effective messenger of glad tidings. 

Another one, Boumelly, once said in answer to some 
words of counsel, "Do not fear that we shall fall. We 
are just as anxious to see the church prosper as you 
missionaries are. We should be very much ashamed 
to fall into sin after all we have preached to others." 

But alas, that idea was not enough to keep him from 
falling. There came a day when he saw that he could 
no longer expect money from the white man, for the 
native church was asked to support itself. He said to 
a friend, "There is no more meat on the bone." 

Soon afterwards, his younger brother, his Benjamin 
in the faith, died very suddenly, and he went "hay- 
wire." He, a leader in the work next to the top in this 
district, fell into adultery; and later he took the young 



By MARY L. EMMERT, Yaloke, F. E. Africa 

widow, left by his brother, as his second wife. Today 
he is miserable because of the disease he contracted, 
and doubtless he is sick at heart also. 

These two cases could easily be multiplied by a hun- 
dred without exaggeration. Christians of long stand- 
ing, many of them active workers, have given up the 
fight, and instead of falling into the Saviour's armsj 
and relying on Him for victory, have fallen into sin.' 
Oh, that they might be established and learn how to 
rely on the Lord to keep them! We enlist your prayers 
to this end. 

Yes, there are some casualties. But we praise Him 
that there are many victories, too. Some of those re- 
ported missing in action, although held in captivity by 
Satan for a time, are being recovered day by day. 

One of these, whose name is Andrew, was one of the 
most promising of our younger workers. He was zeal- 
ous to learn the Word, and went to Bible school for 
several terms. He also did good work, seemingly, at 'a 
chapel point. But he, too, began to "turn back" in his 
heart when he learned that the native church was to 
be entirely self-supporting. He and Boumelly are the 
only two casualties on this score that we know of in 
this district — two out of thirty. 

So he purposely began to gamble and drink in order 
to be dismissed from church work. He soon got his 
desire, taut the love of gambling and drinking gained 
the mastery over him and he was completely enslaved 
by it. 

"I vnll continue until I get my gambling debts paid 
off, and then I wUl stop," he told someone. But he 
didn't. 

"I will quit this coming January," was his next word. 
But he didn't. Different ones tried to. deal with him 
spirituaUy, but words were futUe. The prodigal son 
had not yet come down to husks. 

Last week we were standing on the veranda talking 
to someone, when we glanced up and saw an unkempt 
stranger coming down the walk. 
"It's Andrew," said my companion. 
"No!" I ejaculated. But it was. He was a picture of 
the prodigal son ravaged by disease— weary from his 
journey, hobbling along on a staff, only a few rags 
for clothes— a mere gaunt shadow of his former self. 
He said he had nearly died of the grippe and that he 
still had trouble in his chest, although nearly two 
months had elapsed. An examination by the nurse 
later revealed that he also had scistosoma. 

"I am through," he said. "I have no more strength 
to fight against God. I resisted Him all the time, but 
I got nothing from it. Everyone turned against me. 
Even my brothers would not raise a hand to help me 
when I was sick. I wanted them to bring me to a 
hospital, but they refused. So, when I got somewhat 
better, I came hobbling in the best way I could." 

"Nothing prospered in my hands," he later told the 
pastor. "I had planted some tobacco in my yard, but 
my eldest child pulled up the stalks. I replanted, and 

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the baby pulled them up. Then I tried again, but with 
the same results. So I said to my wife, 'It is of no use 
to continue to get after the children. This thing is 
beyond them.' " 

Yesterday Andrew confessed his sins in the church. 
No doubt they felt he was sincere, and they promised 
to pray for him, but they did not make any move to 
restore him to church membership immediately. 

"He is still a sick man," they said. "When he is well 
again, we shall see his sincerity by his actions." We 
feel it is a wise decision, for once before he made a 
confession but without any real repentance. But we 
trust that this time the Lord has really met him and 
that he will be established. Complete victory may 
depend upon your prayers. 

The same Sunday service saw two other wayward 
children come back to their Father. One was the 
native pastor's daughter. She broke down, sobbing for 
her sins, which were many. Her father had disowned 
her because she was not leading a Christian life. This 
had brought her to her senses, and she wanted to get 
right with the Lord, and wanted the church to look 
upon her once more as a child of God. 

The other one was a native worker's nephew, Sa- 
kombo, who said he had once promised the Lord to 
serve Him, but instead he had lived in sin for several 
years. He now wanted to serve the Lord. To you, the 
church may seem hard-hearted when they ask for 
fruits, but to us it appears that they are usually guided 
by divine wisdom, and we know that by long experience 
they have gained Insight into their brothers' hearts. 
So this young man, too, was put on probation. 

So you see that we are engaged in a real battle, but 
praise the Lord, we are not fighting against insur- 
mountable odds. No, the odds are all in our favor, for 
we are on the Lord's side. The work is His, and the 
victory is certain. We need only to prosecute the vic- 
tory He has already gamed, and for this we beseech 
your prayers', your sacrifical giving, and your recruits. 



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Psalms 142:4; Ezekiel 3:18 

By MARTHA SNELL NICHOLSON 

A man knocked at my door today 

And begged for bread. 
Because it is my pride that none 

Shall go unfed. 
I set out bread and meat, and poured 

A steaming drink. 
He thanked me as he left. But I — 

I sit and thmk. 

O starving host of men to whom 

I never broke 
The bread of life, doomed souls to whom 

I never spoke. 
The saving word! I never bade 

Them dine and sup 
With Thee, my Lord, nor held to them 

The blessed cup 

From living springs which, drinking, they 

Thirst not again. 
My shamed and shuddering heart can feel 

The mark of Cain. 
Upon my brow. I see them stand 

Before Thy throne, 

Arid plead, "No man cared for my soul!" 

I gave a stone 
When they had need of bread! O Lord, 

I hear Thee say: 
"Their blood will I require of thee 

Upon that day!" 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



^ BEGINNINGS OF THE M'BAIKI CHURCH - 




FLOYD TABER 



By DR. FLOYD TABER, Bellevue, F. E. A. 

At first glance the map of heathenism appears uni- 
formly black. Closer scrutiny reveals splotches of jet 
black that make the rest appear gray by contrast. 
These splotches of jet black 
surround the government 
p&sts, the mines, and all cen- 
ters of activity of the white 
man. 

The heathen village pre- 
serves a tradition of custom 
of restraints, of moral stand- 
ards. Of course they are not 
Christian standards, but they 
are something. 

As long as the heathen 
know of no other world, they 
respect these restraints. But the minute they hear of 
a world in which all this restraint is thrown off, some 
hardy spirits in every village become restive. Restraint 
becomes more and more irksome to them, and some of 
them break free to live their own lives in their own 
way in this new world. 

These are the natives who flock around the white 
man, whether he be administrator, trader, or mission- 
ary. And if the white man to whom they flock allows 
them complete moral license, their utter rottenness 
soon stinks to heaven and makes the ordinary corrup- 
tion of heathenism seem like a sweet perfume. 

M'Baiki is just such a center of rottenness. It is in 
just such soil that the Son of Man delighted to plant 
the good seed. 

In the early '30s two of these emancipated spirits, 
like thousands of others, left their home in the bush to 
go to the cesspool called Bangui. Incidentally, their 
home village was near Bellevue. There are no longer 
in our territory any whole tribes without a Gospel wit- 
ness. But there are still hundreds of villages, even 
near our mission stations, without a witness. So these 
two, although they came from near Bellevue, had never 
heard the Gospel. 

God works in mysterious ways. Soon after these two 
arrived in Bangui, they were converted. They learned 
as much of the Gospel as could penetrate darkened 
minds and consciences by regular church attendance 
for several years. Then they moved to M'Baikai. 

Then they did two things, which to us would be 
utterly incompatible. They took unto themselves 
women (two sisters) without the formality of marriage, 
and they began preaching the Gospel! Stranger still, 
God honored their testimony. Believers were added to 
the Lord. They sent several letters and two telegrams 
to the missionary pastor in Bangui, calling on him to 
come out and baptize the new converts! 

By understanding between the Baptist Mission and 
ours, it was agreed that M'Baiki was in Yaloke terri- 
tory. So I went to see what should be done about 
starting a church there. But the church was already 



founded. All that remained for me was to rejoice in 
what God had wrought, and teach the babes in Christ. 

Of course, it was a case of like pastor, like people. 
Only the small children had a straight record, from 
the moral standpoint. Many of them seemed to be in 
inextricable marital situations. What should I tell them 
to do? The problem was too hard for me, so I decided 
to leave it to the Holy Spirit, asking Him to speak to 
their consciences, and tell them what to do. Then 1 
asked them what they thought was right to do. They 
said they would have to send the women back to their 
fathers until they could be properly married. For 
some of them this meant a long wait, for they had to 
gather together a lot of dowry money. I trembled for 
them, knowing their background and surroundings 
and temptations, but the Lord brought them through. 

Thus the M'Baiki Church passed its first crisis. It 
was indeed a day of rejoicing, on earth and in heaven, 
when 12 of them entered the waters of baptism. It was 
indeed true of them, as Paul wrote to a similar church: 
"Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor ^ 
effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with men, nor ' 
thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revUers, nor 
extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And 
such were some of you: taut ye were washed, but ye 
were sanctified, but ye were justified in the name of 
the Lord Jesus Chrst." 

The M'Baiki Church is not perfect yet. The Chris- 
tians there face temptations every day that to you and 
me, with our upbringing in Christian homes in a 
churched community, would have no attraction, would 
be repulsive. Sometimes they fall. But when I visited 
them about 10 days ago the Lord gave me this verse 
for them: "He Who began a good work in you will per- 
fect it until the day of Jesus Christ." 



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A poster caught my eye today; 

"Give ten per cent of all your pay 

To buy war bonds. Come, do your share 

To let our boys know that you care." 



I thought of folks this country o'er 
Who give a tenth, and even more, 
For bonds; and that's as it should be. 
But then this thought occurred to me: 

Did these same folks in days before 
This awful tragedy of war. 
When asked to tithe unto the Lord, 
Say, "That's more than I can afford"? 
— Moody Monthly. 



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By DR. FLOYD W. TABER, Bellevue, F. E. A. 



RACHEL RAMOUTOU 

From the time I first visited M'Bail^i, Rachel Ramou- 
tou was one of the most radiant Christians. 

Her past had best not be mentioned. After all, the 
Lord has forgotten it. Why should our memories be 
better than His? 

When I came to Bellevue a year ago I learned that 
she had come with her husband back to his old home 
near here, where he is an evangelist among his own 
people. I heard testimonies to her depth of spiritual 
perception, to the help she gave her husband in teach- 
ing the Word, to her place of leadership among the 
Christian women of the district. I learned also that 
she was ill. But this word came just when I was ready 
to start on a trip to another station to make medical 
examinations. Could I leave the many to minister to 
the one? On my return, other duties called — or I 
thought they did. Several months later I learned she 
had been carried to Bossangoa, where she was receiv- 
ing care. 

When I finally went to see her, I was thinking of 
the excuses' I would give her for not going sooner. But 
when I came into her presence, the excuses all fled 
away. I could only sit in silence. 

Was this all that was left of the Rachel I had 
known? Only a frame, constantly shaken by cough- 
ing. She was literally coughing her life blood away. 
What excuse could I give for not having found time to 
go to see my dying sister? 

For a long time no one spoke. The group of natives 
who had gathered to comfort her sensed, just as I did, 
that only silence was adequate. 

At last I felt sure the Lord was giving His message, 
so I asked her, 'Rachel, do you remember the time at 
M'Baiki you poured boiling oil over your hand?" 

"Oh, yes. The flesh fell away and I could not use it 
for a long time. But it is all well now. See, there is 
only a little scar left." 

"What made your hand get well?" 

She seemed deep in thought, and her husband 
prompted her: "The medicine the doctor put on." 

She slowly shook her head. "The Lord restored my 
hand." 

"Yes, the Lord restored your hand. Now all the pain 
is only a memory, and is swallowed up in the knowl- 
edge of God's goodness. Just as the oil burned up your 
hand, so now fever is burning up your body. Just as 
the Lord gave you a new hand, so He will give you a 
new body. All that wiU remain of the suffering will 
be the memory of His goodness. 

"Why do any of us want to remain in this life, ex- 
cept to learn more of love? In a village without love, 
where nobody showed love to father or mother, to 



children, to brothers and sisters, but only hate, who 
would want to live? 

"In your suffering you are learning far more of the 
love of God than those of us who remain well and 
strong. You are learning that you cannot do a thing, 
only lean on His breast. And, while you are torn by 
coughing during the long sleepless nights, you find 
that He is with you, and He is love. 

"So He is accomplishing in you, more completely 
than in the rest of us, His purpose for keeping us in 
this vale of tears." 

But God had another purpose for Rachel, which only 
the Holy Spirit breathed to her. 

Some time later her husband came to me saying 
they wanted to take her back to the village where he 
had been preaching. I told him it was best for her to 
stay at Bossangoa, where she could be taken care of by 
an old friend of hers from M'Baiki. 

Next time I went to see her she said, "If the Lord 
wants to take me to heaven, it is alright. But, until 
He takes me, I want to go back among the people to 
whom we have been teaching the Word." 

"But who will take care of you?" 

"I want to go back." 

So Rachel went back, among a people that until two 
years ago were just as much foreigners to her as the 
Japanese to us. If her mother had gone to that village 
a generation ago she would have been eaten. But 
Rachel went back. 

And when she got back! It was a scramble to see 
who could embrace her first. "Mamma has come back! 
Mamma has come back! Praise the Lord, Mamma has 
come back to us." 

If God could make me a father to this people, as 
truly as He made Rachel their mother, it would be 
worth a hundred deaths. 



FACTS ABOUT AFRICA 

Area — 12,000,000 square mUes; three times as large 
as Europe. 

Population — 150,000,000; Berbers, Arabs, Negroes, 
Bantu, Pygmies, Bushm.en, Hottentots. 

History — Before the time of Joseph, 200 years after 
Pentecost 900 churches in North Africa. First mission- 
ary training school at Alexandria. Today — "Dark Con- 
tinent." 

Religions — Pagans, 80,000,000; Mohammedans, 40,000,- 
000 Christians, 10,000,000. 

Prominent missionaries" — George Schmidt, Robert 
Moffat, David Livingstone, Alexander Mackay. 

Unoccupied territory — Nearly one-half of population 
out of reach by missionaries. 

— From Progress of World-Wide Missions. 



THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HKRALD 



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TRANSLATION 



Of letter o£ Jolin (Jean) Mane. Chapel Leader at Benamkor of the Be- 

koni Section. This man is ordained as a Deacon, and the other Communion 
Centers have asked him to help them in baptismal and Communion services, 
etc. The writer has been trained by the missionaries — writing and all. — 
Jacob P. Kllever. 

(On Opposite Page) 

Benmakor the 5th. September 1944. 
Mr. the Pastor Jacob Kliever. 

Brother of me in Jesus Christ I am with joy much 
to give greeting to you and Mrs. of you and children of 
you all in name of Lord of us Jesus. Heart of us is 
joyous much for we get letter that Mr. [Kliever] sent 
us finished. And I seek: way to send letter to Mr. even 
and as Mr. told me formerly but I found way not until 
right now. For in the moon of May I walked to chapels 
one one all [each one] and things all are O. K. And 
moon of August also Mr. Jobson come to Bekoro so I 
and he and Mrs. of him and Mrs. Kennedy we go to 
land of Laka we eat food of God [Lord's Supper] and 
things all are well. And we eat at Benamkor also and 
things all are well. But in the land of Kabba will we 
start in moon of September this. But work of God still 
to walk well days all in midst of us. In midst of Kabtaaa 
and Lakas converts many are. And people doing mar- 
riage [getting married the Christian way] come close 
to twenty [couples]. But things at place this still 
changed not, but work of God also to walk [goes on- 
ward]. Even so we ask you to pray God hard for us 
that God might give strength to us to do work of him.. 
But Mr., God gave child to me and wife of me [a child 
was born to us], name of child name Madelene. But 
God called child of brother of us Andrew Mbou [baby 
of Andrew Mbou died] done, child of his of boy thl3 
[his son]. But words done right now, 

I brother of you with in Jesus. 

Jean Mane at Benamkor. 



THE GOSPEL THROUGH NATIVE EYES 

A native on a winding jungle path in Africa prayed 
as follows: "Father God, in the name of the great one 
Jesus, long ago I waited in the dark. I knew you not. 
Now I have come into the light of Jesus. Thank you 
so much, Father. I am happy in my heart because I 
know Jesus Christ. Father God, you know truly, many 
people know you not. O God, open a path that they 
can know you, too, that all people that wait in the dark 
may have joy in their hearts. In the name of the great 
one, Jesus Christ. Amen." 



Literal translation (word for word) of letter of Ehe Bedo, Chapel Leader 
in the Bekoro Section. The writing is by one taught by the missionaries. A 
few years back this one didn't know how to write. We judge Ehe to be abnut 
28 or 30 years of age. The language is Sango, a trade language understood 
in all our districts into which the New Testament has been translated and the 
Old Testament is now being translated into it. The phrases within brackets 
are to make clearer the meaning of preceding words if the native construction 
seems a little involved. — J. P. K. 



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Bedaia I the 20th September 1944. 
Mr. and Pastor Jacob Kliever. 

I am with joy much to give news of us at place this 
that you hear good. We all are well we want to give 
greetings to you and Mrs. and children of you and be- 
lievers all in Name of Jesus Christ Lord of us. Believ- 
ers at Bedaia I they all give greetings to you in Name 
of Jesus Christ also. Now here in inside week [right 
now during the week] people many come to inside 
house of God even with day dying [during the evening 
hours]. Even so God still to do work done [God has 
been and is working]. But we want you pray hard. At 
Bedaia we are eating food of Lord [Communion serv- 
ice] in the 19th September we are eating food. We are 
with joy much because ye see some affair of dividing 
rising in midst of us not. But in inside prayer of me [in 
my prayer] I forget on head of you not [forget not to 
pray for you] that you return to midst of us another 
day, another day as God wills. Now then word is fin- 
ished. Elie Bedo. 



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MISSIONARY MESSAGES IN VERSE 

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"I do but sing because I must" — Tennyson 




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JAMES GRIBBLE IN GLORY 

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fop a seat at the right hand op 
left hand of Jesus in Heaven — I wiii oniy asV. to 
sit at the gate and see the redeemed of the Lopd 
come in fpom those parts of Central Africa whepe 
I have been privileged to be a pioneer mission- 
ary" — James S. Gribbie. 

What should I do with crowns, Lord, 
Only to cast at Thy feet? 

Bid me not come up higher, 
But give me a lowly seat. 

Where I can see Thy redeemed ones 

As close to the throne they press, 
No longei- filthy and naked, 

But robed in Thy righteousness. 
No longer lost in the darkness. 

But safe in their long, long home. 
Their glad hosannas ringing 

To Heaven's vaulted dome! 
Lord of our fulfilled visions. 

Lord of our answered prayers. 
Thou Who hast never forsaken 

The soul that trusts and dares. 
What was our little anguish. 

What was the grief we bore? 
Gone like the darkness at dawning. 

With the opening of a door! 

Thine was the blood that bought 
them. 

Mine but a tongue that cried, 
Mine but a poignant longing 

That thou shouldst be satisfied. 
Bid me not come up higher. 

But O, it would be sweet, 
Should I be given a crown, Lord, 

To cast it at Thy feet! 



ONLY A LITTLE WHILE 

Only a little while to work, 

Only a little while; 
Then the harvest reaped, and the 
reaper home, 

And the King's rewarding smile. 




THE VOICE OF ONE WHO WEPT 

Today I heard the voice af one 

Who wept in far-off lands 
Because of sin and misery, 
And begged with outstretched 
hands 
For one small lamp to light his 
dark. 
Now fain would I have slept. 
So stopped my ears, but in my 
heart 
That sobbing voice still wept. 

And then I heard the voice of One 

Who counted not the cost. 
But left His ivory palaces 

To seek and save the lost. 
He said, "The sound of one who 
weeps 

Is coming up to Me. 
Dost thou forget that last command 

Which I gave unto thee — 

To preach My word to all the 
world? . . . 

O, bitter be our shame! 
Still hopeless millions walk the 
earth 

Who never heard His name. 
And still the world spends lavishiy 

In every crowded mart. 
And still the voice of him who wept 

Is sobbing in my heart! 



CRYING AND CALLING 

Shall I hear in the courts of the 

King, 
Louder than cherubim sing. 
Out in the dark — far away — 
Souls that are lost, night and day 
Crying and calling? 

How could I know any peace. 
How could remorse ever cease 
If even one soul were out there 
Because I neglected to care. 
Crying and calling! 

Give me a passion to save 
Those who go down to the grave 
And know not Thy grace and Thy 

Word, 
Lost, and apart from the Lord, 
Crying and calling! 

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NOT TAPS BUT REVEILLE 

(To Dp. Flopence N. Gribbie, Pioneep Missionary 
to Africa) 

No tears for her who passed today 

At last to ecstasy. 
Hark! O'er her grave the bugles 
play 

Not taps, but reveille! 

She has not laid her down to sleep, 
For her the night has past. 

For her the sunrise paints the sky 
And mornng breaks at last. 

Now heart to heart with him she 
loves, 

Their songs of praise are blent. 
They look upon the face of Him 

For Whom their lives were spent. 

For them no night, but morning's 
light 
Through all eternity. 
No dirge for them, but psalms of 
joy. 
Not taps, but reveille! 

A PLEA FROM AFRICA 
Is it because our skn is dark 

Our souls are darkened too? 
White brothers, do you have a Light 

Our fathers never knew? 

We heard it whispered there was 
One 

Could turn our night to day. 
It must be that He died. At least 

He never came our way. 

We even heard it said that He 

Could wash us white as snow! 
If we but knew the way to Him 

How gladly we would go! 
Some said that He was lifted up, 

A Light upon a hUl. 
A cross, a crown! O, can it be 

That He is living still? 
Was it for us as well as you? 

It cannot be. We know 
You would not fail — were it for us 

You would have told us so! 
White brothers, we whose skin is 
dark. 

Whose souls are darkened too — 
IMust we forever plead in vain 

For light? . . . WE'RE TRUSTING 
YOU! 



MARCH 24, 1945 



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^^a0i> Oua in. eheauen 

The foUoirtng is the original poem sent to the editor on Cliristmas Day, 
1937. Iva went to he mth the Lord on Septemher 13, 1936. Time may he 
a great healer hnt it certainly heals slowly hetimes. The poem as Sirs. 
Nicholson has sent it out in tract form all over the world and which has 
proved to he a comfort to so ma.ny, simplj' changes the first hne to read, "I 
would not hare you to grieve for me today," and wholly omits the second 
verse, which, of course, was personal. We print it that it may comfort many 
ng heart among tlie readers of the Herald. 




I would not have you grieve this Christmas Day, 

Nor weep beside my vacant chair, 
Could you but know my daily portion here 

You would not, could not, wish me there! 

Do you remember all the talks we had 

In those long days when I was ill? 
(Ah, do not ever think I could forget. 

Their memory is precious still.') 

I know now why He said "ear hath not heard!" 

I have no word, no alphabet . . . 
Or even if I had I DARE not tell 

Because you could not bear it yet. 

So, only this, I am the same, yet unchanged — 
Like HIM! A joy so rich and strong 

I never dreamed that any heart could hold, 
And all my life is one glad song ! 

Sometimes when you are talking to our Lord 
He turns and speaks to me . . . Dear heart. 

In that rare moment you and I are just 
The distance of a word apart! 

And so, my loved ones, do not grieve for me, 

Around the family board today; 
Instead, rejoice, for we are one in Him, 

And so I am not far away! 

Martha Snell Nicholson. 




MR. AND MRS. HOWARD NICHOLSON 

We regard it as a real privilege to be able to present 
to the readers of The Brethren Missionary Herald the 
faces of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Nicholson, of Wilming- 
ton, California. Mrs. Howard (Martha Snell) Nichol- 
son's verses are eagerly sought, published, and read 
wherever evangelical literature is published in all the 
English-speaking world. It is probably true that no 
living person is speaking so widely with poetic voice 
of the loveliness of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ 
and of the hope and salvation that He has brought to 
man, than does Mrs. Nicholson. 

It is the honest conviction of the editor that no 
sweeter poetic voice has spoken to the world since the 
Psalmist David laid down his inspired quill. Mr. and 
Mrs. Nicholson have been close personal friends of the 
editor for many, many years. When they lived in Long 
Beach, and she was stronger in body, they attended the 
church of which the editor is pastor. All these years 
Mrs. Nicholson has suffered intensely in the flesh. Her 
close friends that know of her constant wrestle witii 
the infirmities of the flesh, marvel that she is still with 
us instead of being where she so longs to be — ^with Him 
Whom her soul loveth in glory. For years she has lived 
in almost daily expectation of being "loosed away up- 
ward to be with Christ." But the Lord thus far has 
said "No." And, undoubtedly, the divine reason was 
the need of his sorrowing, suffering people for the 
sweet sympathy, faith, love, and hope, with which her 
messages overflow in comfort to the broken-hearted. 

Mrs. Nicholson seeks no applause of men, and doubt- 
lessly will not thank the editor for saying this in print, 
but a sweeter, more lovable, cheerful spirit, in spite of 
a body racked with constant pain, he has never known. 
And we believe all who know her will join us in that 

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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



MESSAGES 'xr BOARD OF TRUSTEES 



«», '^' 



PROFESSOR KENT 



"/^<i Oft ^ofle Btin-t^Ui ^fi Jfei 

By HOMER A. KENT, Winona Lake, Ind. 

There appears to be a very definite increase of mis- 
sionary zeal and interest in Grace Seminary during 
recent monthis. Several young ministers and their 
wives are considering very defi- 
nitely the matter of dedicating 
their lives to service on the foreign 
mission field. These are, in addition 
to the Marvin Goodmans, the Lynn 
Schrocks and the Solon Hoyts, who 
are already committed to foreign 
., 4^ service and will be going to the 
. Wjk field as soon as their preparation is 
>A,fll completed and their outfits are 
•' rlWH gathered. 

Definite prayer has often been 
voiced in the regular seminary 
prayer meetings of late that the Lord will supply 
through the student body recruits to minister to the 
spiritual need of unevangelized lands. Special prayer 
meetings have been held each week at an early-morn- 
ing hour imploring the Lord to raise up new mission- 
aries and to enlarge missionary vision in the school. 
The Lord is answering these prayers. 
, What has contributed to this added interest in mis- 
sions? Several things may be said in answer. First 
of all, it is the operation of the grace of God in our 
midst. Young men and women being equipped with 
a knowledge of the Word of God have felt the impell- 
ing urge to share it with those who have never had an 
opportunity to hear it. 

Then, too, the presence of Brother and Sister Dowdy 
among us for a year has been greatly used of the Lord 
to stimulate interest in South America. It appears 
certain that several couples will soon be going to Ar- 
gentina because of the Dowdys' stay in Winona. Then 
we have had Mrs. Ben Hamilton to keep Africa ever 
before us, and, since Brother Jake Kliever has been 
among us, missionary enthusiasm has stirred anew in 
the student body. The Lord seems to be stirring up the 
nest in Grace Seminary with respect to the missionary 
enterprise. 

This being so, it rests upon the Brotherhood at large 
to provide the funds so that just as soon as these new 
recruits are ready they may be sent across the seas to 
the fields of service appointed unto them. We should 
be ready to send them, by ship or plane, at the earliest 
possible moment. The Easter appeal presents an un- 
usual challenge this year in view of the many pros- 
pects which are appearing to answer the missionary 
call. As long as we keep the vision of missions clearly 
before us, the Brethren Church will receive the Mas- 
ter's benediction. This is no time for retrenchment. 




KIMIVIELL 



By A. V. KIMMELL, Philadelphia, Pa. 

How shall they call on him In whom they have not believed? and how shall 
they believe In him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear 
without a preacher? — Rom. 10:14. 

The creation of the human race and God's plan of 
redemption after the Fall as revealed in the person of 
Jesus Christ, and the message of the inspired Word, is 
of such great importance that prac- 
tically every non-Christian religion 
has introduced a story of creation 
and woven imaginary events about 
the lives of their leaders, whicli 
claim for them the powers of the 
supernatural. Strive as they may, 
these false religions cannot present 
a leader who has lived, died, was 
buried, and then arose to live for- 
evermore. True, some have tried 
it, but only Christianity can pre- 
sent "the many infallible proofs" 
which satisfy the believer that "He ever liveth to make 
intercession for us." The efforts of others to imitate 
this miracle of miracles all the more fixes the faith of 
the believer in the risen Saviour. "Up from the grave 
He arose." 

In the lands where non-Christian religions prevail 
there are millions of souls— in fact the majority of the 
human race is of this number — each of more value 
than the whole world, who never have heard that 
Christ came to save them. They are entitled to know, 
for the Lord Jesus is no respecter of persons. They 
are expected to know, for the Lord gave the command 
to take the Good News to them. They have a right to 
know, for Christ died and rose again for them. "How 
shall they hear without a preacher?" 

Many under the non-Christian religions are becom- 
ing sufficiently enlightened to recognize that some- 
thing is wrong. Some are so definitely convinced that 
their religion is insufficient that they are giving it up. 
Knowing nothing of the Gospel which saves and keeps, 
they drift about in unbelief, without God, and without 
hope in the world. 

In situations like this the Brethren Church finds her 
greatest opportunity, both in Argentina and Africa. 

Argentina is making rapid progress in education and 
industry. Rome cannot much longer deal with the 
people of Argentina as ignorant dupes. Many already 
have thrown off her yoke, but they find nothing to 
take its place. Here is the great chance for the 
church to step in with the true Gospel. Otherwise 
they will feel sufficient unto themselves and say they 
have no need of any religion, and remain in unbelief. 

When the church opened the mission in French 
Equatorial Africa, thousands of natives never had seen 
a white man. Secretly some tribes practiced cannibai- 



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ism and demon worship knew little restraint. Today, 
the ways of the white man are known to most of them. 
They have heard about hours of labor. They have 
introduced money-making crops. They have seen 
civilized inventions in operation, and other things also. 
But what has this taught them of the plan of salva- 
tion ? NOTHING! Just a few spots here and there 
where the misionaries have stopped know the plan of 
salvation. All the rest lies in darkness. What can be 
done about it? 

The Bible plan for evangelizing the world has not 
changed. Those who follow it are most successful. 
Those who try a different method soon faU. Note the 
order: GO— GIVE— PRAY. 

GO! This calls for the giving of life. Let the call 
ring out in all the churches and related organizations 
this resurrection time. Who will go? "Here am I! Send 
me!" That large group, mostly young people, will need 
help as they answer the call. 

GIVE! Most of them need further preparation They 
will need help. The cost of outfit and transportation 
comes very high these days. Then they must be cared 
for while on the field as their time is too valuable to 
use it in earning a living. We at home must "hold tne 
ropes"— BY GIVING. 

PRAY! This Christian grace within the powers of 
every believer counts the most. You literally can pray 
the Gospel into the non-Christian lands of the world. 
Will you do it? 



*7U Bamz out WoM With the 
Bame Old Meed 

By CHARLES W. MAYES, Pasadena, Calif. 

These are awful days. They are days of slaughter 
and war They are days of deceit and hate. They are 
days of carnage and destruction. They are days when 
men hunt other men as dogs have 
hunted foxes. These are days -of 
drunkards', revilers, and extortion- 
ers. Cigarette-sucking, beer-guz- 
zling liquor-soaked women have 
become typical American mothers. 
Multitudes are profiting from the 
very blood of their sons on the bat- 
tlefield. Unfaithfulness to the mar- 
riage relation is everywhere. Men 
swap wives and think nothing of 
it. Such is our modern America. If 
the leaders of society in Noah's day could be told of 
the "progress" in America they would become green 
with envy to think that they could be outdone by 
others. Now consider! If this is America where the 
light of the Gospel still shines brighter than in any 
other nation on top of the earth, what must be the 
depravity and darkness in nations' without that Gospel 
light! 

Amid all the empty theories, ideaologies and panaceas 
for the purpose of fixing up the old sinful world, every 
thing fails miserably but the Gospel of the grace of 
God. Some are even discovering that the pretty, mod- 




C. W. IVIAYES 



ernistic palaver of the world hirelings has been to us a 
greater curse than a blessing. This adds up to the con- 
clusion that there is no greater need than to scatter 
the true seed of the Word of God into the Satan-con- 
trolled field of the world. 

The hope of the nations is not Dumbarton Oaks, the 
peace table, or a world organization. The hope of the 
nations is still the Gospel of salvation. 

We Brethren cannot evangelize the entire field of 
the world. But we can evangelize that portion for 
which God holds us responsible. 

Even though America and the other nations may 
appear to have set the devU in the place of God, there 
are still millions who have ■ not bowed the knee to 
Satan. We may be in the minority, but we are on 
God's side, nevertheless. If we are on His side, we will 
be doing His business. That business is sending out 
His precious Word. This we will do until He returns to 
take over the earth, to judge, and make war. 

Make the foreign missionary offering at Easter the 
biggest ever! 




D. BARNARD 



lUz ^idd 06, the Wadi 

By RUSSELL D. BARNARD, San Diego, Calif. 

The world is coming to the Gospel viewpoint in at 
least one way; there is a world-wide outlook. All too 
well do we know that militarily the field is the world. 
Our President has Just returned 
from another meeting of the Big 
Three, and has reported to the Na- 
tion. Politically, the field is the 
. world. A world bank, world credit, 
world trade, world reconstruction 
and rehabilitation — all these are 
common terms to us because, eco- 
nomically, the field is the world. 
Quite frequently we're hearing such 
statements as these, "He found a 
wife over in Australia," or "He's 
fallen in love with the Dutch peo- 
ple." Such attitudes as well as the fact that the lads 
returning will know other parts of the world as well or 
even better than their native land, can only say one 
thing — socially, the field is the world. 

The Church, your Church and mine, must now rally 
to her world-wide, God-given mission. She has always 
known it to be true, but sometimes the silhouette of 
responsibility has been rather indistinct. But our mis- 
sion is just the same as when the Lord gave it, "Go ye 
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the 
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy 
Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever 
I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway. 
even unto the end of the world." It was never less our 
mission, but it becomes more impressively important 
as we come to the end of this age. 

Our field is the world, to evangelize. Many Christian 
boys will be released from the armed forces soon, we 
hope. They have a world--wide outlook. Their wives 
and sweethearts have caught the same outlook through 



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THE BRETHREN MISSIONARY HERALD 



AN INDIGENOUS CHAPEL 



By MRS. JACOB P. KLIEVER, Missionary to Africa 

If you have been following our doings on the African 
mission field I know you have come across the word 
"indigenous." I certainly ought to know all that the 
word implies, just coming from the field where we are 
putting everything, so to speak, on the indigenous 
basis. Still, when I picked up my material to start 
writing, I felt the need of again looking up the word 
in a dictionary. What did I find?— "Indigenous, ad.i , 
inherent." From there I turned to the word "inher- 
ent," which my dictionary says means "existing in." 
That is all I found, because my dictionary is a very 
small one. However, that is enough because the "exist- 
ing in" is exactly what we want to "bring out" in the 
indigenous method of working the African field. 

The chapel which I am going to describe is located 
in the Lakka tribe, adjoining our Kabba tribe. My 




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THE NEW BRICK (BURNED BRICK) CHAPEL AT BOZOUIVI. BUrLT 
BY NATIVE LABOR AND NATIVE IWONEY. OVERLOOKS BOZOUIVI POST 



husband was the first missionary to do any extensive 
evangelizing in that tribe. 

M'bou, the evangelist who is mainly responsible for 
the building of the chapel, received training in our 
mission for some years. After attending several ses- 
sions of Bible school, he felt he must go back to his 
own people and teach them what he had learned. He 
returned to his home village and the people there re- 
ceived the Gospel with joy. 

I remember the first trip we took to M'bou's village 
together. The people gathered at the "Kike ti Mzapa" 
(the sticks of God) to hear the message from the mis- 
sionary. The arrangement of these sticks was the 
natives' idea of a meeting place to worship until they 
could build a more suitable chapel. The sticks are 
usually arranged rectangularly | . j with the 
pulpit, a post in the ground, on one side. Here the 
Christians meet every Lord's Day, and once every day 
during the week, morning or evening, whichever their 
work permits, to worship together. 

How I wish every one of you could trek the African 



road with us and see in village after village these sticks 
which so often are the forerunner of a chapel. 

Because of the acute shortage of missionaries, many 
months elapsed before we could again visit the Lakka 
field. You can imagine our surprise when again we 
could visit them to find in the place of the "Kike ti 
Mzapa," a really splendid "Da ti Mzapa" (House of 
God). 

How the natives enjoyed our surprise; and how 
anxious they were to tell us all about their new Da ti 
Mzapa.! 

The Christians had gathered and decided that they 
needed a better place to worship. They agreed to 
build a chapel. They also agreed to build a good one. 
Yes, they had much work required of them by the 
government, but they would do that and still build the 
chapel. The women and children agreed to help, too. 
Right away their spare time was used to gather poles 
and roof sticks, grass and bush rope. Bricks were made 
and whitewash gathered. It was a pretty big order 
along with their other work, but they went to work 
with a will, and the finished product wouldn't have 
been any better with missionary supervision. 

The chapel is built of sun-dried brick in the shape 
of a magnet or horseshoe. It is whitewashed inside 
and out, and seats between 200 and 250 persons com- 
fortably. The inside of the chapel ls very nicely ar- 
ranged. Across the front is a raised platform. On the 
platform are three chairs and a pulpit — and the offer- 
ing plates! The seats in the auditorium are logs, but 
logs all of equal length, placed in a forked stick buried 
in the ground. Thus it raises the seat about three 
inches off the ground. This makes for a neat and or- 
derly appearance in the chapel at all times — which is 
unusual for natives. 

Besides building the chapel they had helped the 
evangelist build his house, his helper's house, and had 
cleared all around the chapel and made paths from 
the road to the chapel and from the chapel to the 
evangelist's house. 

Soon after the chapel was finished, the administrator 
of the subdivision drove into the village. He couldn't 
understand this new building for which he knew he 
hadn't given permission. Of the first native he met 
he asked, "What's that?" 

Native — "Da ti Mzapa." 

Administrator — "Who gave you permission to build 
it?" 

Native— "The Chief." 

Administrator — "No white man had anything to do 
with it?" 

Native — "No, the Christians in the village built it." 

The Administrator went to the Chief and got the 
same story. Then he asked if the people had all their 
work done. The Chief said, "Yes." This seemed to 
satisfy the administrator, and so far as' we know, noth- 
ing more was said about it. 

ChapeLs such as this one are "existing in" many 



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It'ltu Gioe 



FOREIGN MISSIONS 



By HERMAN W. KOONTZ, Roanoke, Va. 

This spring we are asking the members of our church 
for the largest Foreign Offering in the history of our 
church. There are many sound reasons for increasing 
our offerings to Foreign Missions each year; a few of 
these reasons we shall mention. 

The Bible commands believers to go into all the 
world with the Gospel. Surely Foreign Missions is one 
of the greatest ways of carrying out this command. 
To obey God's commands always brings blessings, 
blessing to those who obey and to those for whom the 
command is given. Therefore we are sure that our 
church will be blessed of the Lord in giving and our 
gifts will be used in the hands of God to bring salva- 
tion blessings to the lost in foreign fields. 

The commonly held feeling that when a church gives 
liberally for Foreign Missions it is a case of "robbing 
Peter to pay Paul," is not true. The Ghent Church has 
discovered by practical experience that the more it is 
led of the Lord to give for Missions, the more there 
comes into the local treasury for local needs. The 
pastor has also discovered that missionary giving does 
not tend to diminish his salary, rather the salary has 
increased along with the increased giving of the 
church toward missions. All of our churches, with few, 
if any, exceptions, can give much more for missions as 
well as local needs. When the heart-rending cry of 
the millions who have never heard about Christ Jesus 
touches the hearts of the children of God to the extent 
that they will give sacrificially, their hearts will also 
be opened to the various other needs of the church. It 
is God's will that the church evangelize, and He will 
not withhold His blessings from the church that gladly 
obeys His command. 

more groups of Christians throughout our mission. 
Pray that they may spring out and become lighthouses 
of the Gospel that many may yet hear. 

Pray for our missionaries who are out there helping 
those people to learn to help themselves. Pray for us, 
who ought to be out again soon, that when the time 
comes to go, nothing shall hinder. Pray for our new 
missionaries that they may soon be sent forth. They 
are needed now as never before. 

Pray that at this Easter time, many shall give them- 
selves unreservedly to go wherever the Lord may call 
them. 

The field is the world — and His command still is 
Go!" 



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the contagion of their letters. If we mistake not, our 
Mission Boards will be challenged by those who would 
go to every part of land and sea, carrying the Gospel. 
And we'll be helpless unless you and we together have 
supplied the means. Shame on us, if our vision is less 
than that of those who return ! Shame on us if a god- 
less world has a world-wide outlook, and we in matters 
of Christian service, are satisfied to care for our own 
little vineyard; willing that the rest of the world shall 
die in sin! 

We doubt not but that for many years Africa and 
South America will be the principal fields for the mis- 
sionary endeavor of the Brethren Church, and it should 
be. We've covenanted with God, and with those faith- 
ful friends who have gone to those fields that we will 
stand faithfully by until they are fully claimed for 
Christ. But believing this, we dare not forget that 
the field is the world. We'll need to prepare for the 
greater challenges, as the greater challenges come to 
us. We should not rush ahead of, neither should we 
lag behind, the Lord's leading. 

And possibly we'll be able to learn a few things from 
the world without becoming worldly. The whole world 
is air-minded. There's probably no tribe in the most 
out-of-the-way clime, but has seen those mighty birds 
of the air. They're carrying death and destruction 
now, but they must be made to carry the carriers of 
the Gospel. Already our own missionaries are using air 
transportation, and why shouldn't they? Why should 
they take months to travel to or from the field when 
embassies of this world make the same trip in hours 
and days? Great Christian corporations are now being 
formed for the transportation of missionaries. A na- 
tional Christian publication recently told of the estab- 
lishment of an air school for missionaries near Winona 
Lake, Ind. But such travel, and the preparation for 
greater amounts of it tomorrow, is most expensive. 
But since the "King's business requireth haste" we'll 
need to haste with our tithes and offerings to care for 
these great challenges. 

Such sacrifice of human life as the world has never 
known is being made. And parents and sons are doing 
it without flinching. But will the same parents and 
the same sons be willing for comparable sacrifices that 
the Gospel shall go to the ends of the earth. We trust 
so, we believe so. If we are to meet the challenge of 
godlessness in the post-war world it will take such sac- 
rifices and dedication as has not been known since the 
first century. 

The coming of the Lord draweth nigh. If we believe 
that in heart as well as in head we'll want to come 
before the Lord this Easter season with such a presen- 
tation of tithes and offering as shall honor the risen, 
living, and coming King. The time for world evan- 
gelization must be very short, hence the great need 
that we shall pray and pay, and Pray and Pay and 
PRAY and PAY, as we present our lives in it. 



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^lie Qate6. a^ cMell BUaU Mat P^eo<id 




IVIRS. CLARENCE SICKEL 



By MRS. CLARENCE L. SICKEL, Rio Cuarto, Argentina 

In aU the world, these days, there is much that 
would suggest "that the gates of Hell" are prevailing. 
Yet, with the eyes of faith we look up and remember 
Him who said that, so far as His 
eternal purpose is concerned, 
"the gates of Hell shall NOT pre- 
vail." More than ever we must 
take our stand in the victory of 
our risen Lord. Satan is out to 
destroy the Testimony of the 
Lord, and, like Jehoshaphat, we 
have to say, "We have no might 
against this great company that 
Cometh against us," — that is, in 
ourselves; "but, our eyes are 
upon thee" — and that is where 
the strength and victory lie. "And they shall fight 
against thee; but they shall not prevail against thee: 
for I am with thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee." 

We are finding out these days the force back of the 
statement made by Father Ronald Knox in his book. 
The Belief of Catholics: "A Catholic State will not 
shrink from repressive measures in order to secure 
domination of Catholic principles"; and we can almost 
feel that the day to which another writer, Hilaire Bel- 
loc, looked forward hopefully — "the return of persecu- 
tion" — is now upon us. We could, at times believe our- 
selves living back in the Middle Ages, as we view the 
fury of the Roman Catholic Church against us, and the 
systematic opposition to and persecution of, all evan- 
gelical witness. We can just feel some freedom and 
tolerance-loving brother lifting his mental eyebrows at 
that statement, which to those who have never lived ir. 
a land where Rome holds sway, must seem like a gross 
exaggeration. 

Let me tell you of the recent experience of a Chris- 
tian worker in this -very city. He was canvassing the 
town, and at a certain home where he called, the 
woman said: "Do you know what I would like to give 
you?" When the worker inquired what that would be, 
she said: "If I could, I would scratch out your eyes, and 
burn you alive!" The worker tried to pass it off lightly 
by saying: "Well, that would be rather terrible, but 
tell me, why it is that you want to do a thing of 
that sort to me? What liave I done to you?" She re- 
plied: "What about those girls you have stolen, and 
have imprisoned in your home? What about the souls 
that you are dragging to hell with you? Don't try to 
deny it, because I know it is the truth — the Padre has 
toid me ! " The law of the Roman Catholic Church that 
all heretics, that is, Protestants, who refuse to submit 
to the teaching of Rome, should be put to death, has 
never been rescinded. It is only in abeyance. Fortu- 
nately, Rome has no power to enforce this law, or this 
v/ould surely be the hour when we would be feeling it 
here. 

There is continuous propaganda against us through 
their weeklies, pamphlets and tracts, and even through 



the secular press. Every effort is made to arouse the 
people against the evangelicals. We are accused of 
being Fifth Columnists, and of working with the Com- 
munists and the Reds. They have tried to show that 
the liberty accorded by the Constitution is not, in real- 
ity for the evangelicals, since we proselyte the faith 
that the Constitution upholds" as the state religion. 

The following extract is a sample of much that has 
been printed. It is taken from the Buenos Aires daily, 
El Pueblo, and written by our own local Bishop... He 
says in part: 

"The Protestant pastors carry on their cam- 
paign with a passion that is more irritative 
than that of any filibuster whose purpose is to 
trap our commerce, or rob our chickens or 
herds. They disintegrate the Argentine spirit, 
sowing disagreement in the faith that is the 
basis of our social tranquility, our peace, our 
union and our brotherly love, for whose de- 
fense we would die if necessary. That their 
purpose is underhanded isn't hard to prove. If 
they were sincere, why don't they try to con- 
vert the 70 million of unbelievers that they 
have in their own country; or, if it is Cathol- 
icism that bothers them, don't they have 25 
million Catholics in their own country from 
whom to snatch away their faith? You may 
see that I am referring to the Yankee Protes- 
tants who are the ones who are trying to dis- 
unite us. 

"The Protestant pastors pervert the soul of 
the poor criollo, making him change the noble- 
ness of his regilious and moral ideal in ex- 
change for a pair of shoes or a kilo of yerba. 
The procedure commonly employed by the 
Protestants is to give playthings to the chil- 
dren on the condition they leave off the classes 
in doctrine, the mass, and avoid the Catholic 
priests, or offer the grown folks other material 
benefits if they abandon the sacraments and 
other Catholic rites. Can you think of any plan 
more iniquitous? It is plain to be seen that it 
isn't the duty of the clergy alone to stamp out 
thisi real spiritual scab that has been forced 
upon us through expenditure of foreign dol- 
lars. I am even ready to say, for I know that 
it is absolutely true, that the Protestant pas- 
tors are gradually forming with great patience 
and stubbornness, that is paid for with foreign 
gold, the enemy Fifth Column on our coun- 
try's soil, so that on the morrow, when we find 
ourselves in difficulties, we will begin to fight 
among ourselves, while a foreign usurer land- 
ing his troops on our shores, invites us to a 
brotherly embrace at the cost of our liberty. 

"This Fifth Column is much more real than 
might seem at first thought. These men are 
going in and out among us, and anyone can 
see that they are in perfect harmony and alli- 



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ance with the Communists and the social scum 
of the underworld against a common enemy, 
the patriotic sentiment of our country. . . . 
Yankee gold flows here in torrents to buy the 
souls of our countrymen." 
He ends with a plea to all to arise in defense against 
the invasion of the Protestant heresy. 

In others, the people are told that we are the Cancer 
of the country; that those who join us are disloyal 
Argentines; that we are the advance force of Masonry; 
that we are the expression of hatred personified 
against the Church of Rome, which is the only Church 
of Christ, and was recognized as such by the great 
heroes of the past; and so on, and on, from the stack 
that has been written about us in these past weeks. 

Theur opposition takes other forms. When the Sal- 
vation Army began working in this city, the fact that 
they were drawing money from the people seemed to 
hurt more than the fact that they were winning away 
some souls, judging by the propaganda against it. The ; 
sought permission for outdoor meetings and succeeded 
in being granted a place ia an out-of-the-way plaza. 
This evidently was displeasing to the church author- 
ities; for they soon organized to disrupt their meet- 
ings' One time the priest went with a group of 
rowdies, and marched round and round the little group 
gathered about the preacher, laughing as loudly as 
possible. They didn't succeed in breaking up the meet- 
ing entirely, much to their surprise, for the worker 
showed a very Christian spirit. The following Sunday 
the priest appeared again, having purchased all of the 
tin horns he could find, and distributed them to his 
group of boys on the condition that they use them 
during the service, which they did. You can well 
imagine the result. The following two Sundays the 
priest was present with his pockets full of candy, which 
he threw during the service, and the boys scrambled 
among the people to get it. Soon after, they were 
ordered by the police authorities to discontinue their 
outdoor meetings. 

Just about the same time, we were holding the tent 

campaign in Canada Verde. Everything went off well, 

.nd there was fine attendance and interest. But when 



the tent moved on to the next town, Italo, they found 
that they couldn't get permission for the meetings, and 
they were referred back to the district authorities in 
Canada Verde. When the men returned to talk tO' the 
Jef e Politico they found him in a rage, refusing to give 
them any reasons for his actions, ordering them out of 
his presence immediately, thrusting his fist in their 
faces. The workers didn't have a chance to speak, but 
they kept calm and smiling, and this only irritated him 
the more. To appeal to higher authorities would have 
made a long delay in the summer program, so the 
Coach moved on to the next town, out of the jurisdic- 
tion of that particular officer, and were able to con- 
tinue the work. 

When Senor Gamarra returned the following week 
to hold the regular weekly meeting in the hall, he was 
informed by the police that he could neither hold meet- 
ings nor give out tracts. Again he was unable to find 
out any other reasons for the action than that prose- 
lyting was against the Constitution. An appeal was 
made through the proper channels to the authorities 
in Cordoba, along with that of the Salvation Army, 
invoking the liberty given by the Constitution. It 
wasn't long untU there was a response in our favor. 
Since the Constitution had already granted freedom 
of worship, there was nothing else that they could do. 
But it started a wave of protest all over the country 
from the clergy, followed by the pastoral letter from 
the Cardinal Primate Copello, archbishops and bishops. 
Petty persecutions had been under way for. some 
time. Just recently the bishop ordered a census taken 
of this city. His workers, invoking his name, de- 
manded rather detailed information. Among other 
things, if the parents were married by the church and 
the children baptized; if the children attended the 
classes in religion; the husband's business address; his 
financial standing; and, numerous other details. This 
sounds like the prelude to more severe measures of 
persecution. The propaganda against us has only 
served to stir up interest in the Gospel, and will prove 
to be for the glorifying of the Saviour's name. The 
fight is on, but we are looking up, and know for a cer- 
tainty that the victory is ours in His name. "I am with 
thee, saith the Lord, to deliver thee." 



ONE SOUL'S STRUGGLE 



By MRS. CLARENCE L. SICKEL, Rio Cuarto, Argentina 

'•We wait for light, but behold obscurity; for bright- 
ness, taut we walk in darkness." 

The question is often asked, "Why is the Argentine 
field so unyielding? Why is the heart of the Roman 
Catholic so cold to the Gospel message?" This is hard 
to answer. Its answer has been variously attempted, 
but no answer or set of answers seems to fully satisfy 
the problem. To help you understand the Argentine 
field and the Argentine heart, and to enable you to 
find the answer to their peculiar hardness, I will take 
you to an average Argentine woman that you might 
see her in all her ignorance, superstition, and preju- 
dice; feel the chains of darkness that bind her so com- 



pletely that the light cannot penetrate, and know the 
struggle of a soul under the yoke of Rome, as we have 
known it in months of dealing with her. 

Dona Mieta is a young Argentine woman, very reli- 
gious and very devout, the mother of two small chil- 
dren. Her husband is a hard-working brick mason, 
v/ho even in times of scarcity of work has always kept 
busy. Through hard work and economy they have 
come to own their own home, of which they are very 
proud. Their children are being educated and they 
have great plans for their future. 

She is an orphan, whose mother was taken from her 
at an early age. The only memory that she has of 
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eight years of age she started to work as a servant 
The only memory of her mother is that of devotion to 
her religion. As the mother had faithfully attended 
mass Sunday after Sunday, so has her daughter. As 
the mother paid for indulgences, went to the confes- 
sional, and followed the prescribed rites of the church, 
so has the daughter. This she has done more in mem- 
ory of her mother that she really never knew, than for 
any spiritual satisfaction that she received from it. In 
her own words, "It would be disloyal to my mother if I 
were to fall short in any of these thmgs." She worked 
hard to raise flowers which she faithfully and reli- 
giously carried to the cemetery each week to place on 
her mother's grave. This, in her mind, had a vague 
something (which she could not define to me in words) 
to do with the mother's release from purgatory. 

Just as many another Roman Catholic, she consid- 
ered any irregularity in her conduct as nothing, so long 
as it could be confessed to the priest. Just as a sample 
of this, let me mention one thing that occurred just 
before she came in touch with the Gospel for the first 
time. They had their little home, but not all of the 
conveniences. These they expected to acquire bit by 
bit as time went on. To economize, she baked bread 
for the family, and to do so, had to walk about a mile 
to the home of a friend in order to use the oven. One 
day a neighbor, who is a Christian, said to her, "Why 
don't you get a few bricks and have your husband build 
you an oven? In that way you would save all of the 
time and trouble going to use someone else's." To 
which Dona Mieta replied, "That is just what I expect 
to do some day, whenever the fellow gets ready to build 
on the vacant lot next door." Time went on, and one 
day the bricks were brought. The neighbor was ready 
to build. That afternoon the children went out to play 
school, using the bricks of the new neighbor for seats. 
The school was gradually moved closer and closer to 
their home, and when they were through, the mother 
told the children not to take the bricks back to the pile, 
but leave them right where they were. 

That night they disappeared, and in a few days 
a nice new Dutch oven was standing in the comer 
cf their back yard. The following Sunday Dona Mieta 
went to confession and came back home feeling very 
happy. The little matter had all been fixed up, and 
the bricks no longer lay as a weight on her conscience. 

The walls of her home were covered with pictures of 
the saints and with crucifixes. The cross was there, 
but it had no relation to her daily work and life or the 
happiness of herself or her family. Though priding 
herself oft her deeply religious life, she thought nothing 
of untruthfulness, fraud, unfulfilled obligations, or 
Sunday desecration. After having attended early 
m.ass, she had all of the rest of the day to herself, and 
every kind of work was performed regularly. Nothing 
in her religious life had awakened her to a vision of 
right living. 

One day her Christian neighbor prevailed upon her 
to attend the despised Gospel Hall. She knew full well 
what a sin it was, but had so long accustomed herself 
to sinning and resorting afterwards to the confessional, 
she yielded to her curiosity and went to see for herself 
what the heretics were doing. She sat through the 



service, more impressed than she cared to admit. There 
was a tone of optimism and a hope that she had never 
heard before, but she could not be persuaded to come 
again for a long time. However, her children were 
allowed to attend the D. V. B. S., where the oldest girl 
accepted the Lord, and when school reopened, insisted 
that her father sign so- she would not need to attend 
the classes of religion. When the teacher, herself, tried 
to dissuade the child, she said, "I am an evangelical, 
because the Gospel teaches me how to be saved and to 
know that I am saved." 

Later, the father began attending the meetings with 
interest, and reading book after book from our library. 
It wasn't long until he had made profession of faith, 
and was testifying to the Gospel among his fellow 
workmen. Then Dona Mieta, who as she said, could 
not permit her children and her husband to follow one 
way of life and she another, also began to frequent the 
services. But it was very difficult for her to under- 
stand the Gospel message. She, who all her life had 
worked so hard for the salvation of her soul, could not 
understand the simple work of grace. She said to me, 
"I have such a burden on my heart. All my life I have 
attended Sunday Mass, and now I haven't gone, and I 
just know my soul is lost." We talked with her and 
explained the Gospel, but somehow the message didn't 
touch her. We visited her frequently and read the 
Word and prayed with her. Then we realized that a 
great obstacle in her way was the fact that she could 
not read for herself. We undertook to teach her to 
read, for we believe that teaching an illiterate is the 
most effective and Christlike form of personal evangel- 
ism one can desire. We had some wonderful hours 
together reading and talking about the Word. She was 
led step by step to an acceptance of the Lord, and both 
she and her husband requested baptism. This was too 
much for Satan and he, who does not allow his prey 
to slip so easily from his grasp, began to place obstacles 
in her way. 

She began to invite her neighbors to attend with her 
and one of them said, "I go to a Gospel service, and 
then have some punishment from God fall upon me?--- 
NEVER!" Dona Mieta went bravely on, but her little 
daughter soon fell grievously ill; so much so that the 
doctor despaired of her life. The neighbors', one by 
one, said, "I told you so! I knew that it would come!" 
And each one had a dire tale of woe to tell of some 
other one who had dared turn evangelical. 

The Christians met for prayer and little Beatriz' life 
was spared. The mother's heart seemed definitely 
touched, but she could never get away from the words 
of her neighbors, who began a definite campaign to 
get her away from the Gospel. If we called, two or 
three of them would drop in, so that we could not have 
a personal conversation with her. On meeting nights, 
they managed to detain her on one pretext or another. 
An opportunity finally came to talk with her, and a 
more confused or bewildered soul would be hard to 
find. Her closest friend with whom she had been 
attending Sunday morning Mass all of her life, had 
been pointing out to her all of the reasons why she 
should not leave the Catholic Church — the- thought of 
how grieved her mother would be that her child had 



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left the faith of her fathers; the faults and shortcom- 
ings of certain evangelicals; the small number of evan- 
gelicals in comparison with the large number of Ro- 
man Catholics, proving beyond a shadow of a doubt 
which of the two must be the truth; the slighting of 
the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, after all she had 
done for her, etc. She, the Virgin, had given her a 
happy home, a husband and children. Didn't she have 
everything that a heart could wish? and, who but the 
Virgin had given it to her? If she followed the evan- 
gelicals, what pleasure would she have in life? She 
would be ostracized by everyone, she would have to 
give up all her worldy pleasures, etc. We took her step 
by step and answered all of her doubts and had prayer 
with her. But Satan was not satisfied to let the mat- 
ter rest there. My visit was followed by others of her 
Catholic friends, and the special friend even came to 
live with her. Satan gradually gained the victory. 

When we called again, she was not wUling to talk 
with me. She admitted that she had stopped reading 
the Word, which by that time she was able to do, slowly 
but surely. This she had done because of an article 
written by the Bishop, in which he warned of dire 
things for those who read the Protestant Bible, which 
the Protestants, so he says, have wUlfully mistrans- 
lated to further their own ends. She had been think- 
ing aver that, and decided that there must not be any 



foundation at all for the evangelical faith. Moreover, 
the same article pointed out that they must beware 
of the methods used by the Protestants, calling them 
"sticky fly-paper tactics." That they lure the people 
on by being very kind to them, doing all manner of 
service for them, giving them things, pretending to 
love them, until they have them safe in the trap, and 
then take from them theii' most precious possession— 
their souls. She had been thinking over that, too, and 
remembered all of the things that the evangelical 
workers had done for her during the illness of her 
chUd, the hours that had been spent teaching her to 
read, etc., and their efforts to get her to accept the 
Gospel message, and she decided that in all probabil- 
ity the Bishop was right — it was the work of Satan to 
get her soul into hell. During all of this time her 
husband had been gradually falling into the same 
doubts and finally left the services. The children were 
sent away to another town so that they might forget 
about the Gospel. 

She soon sent word for me not to come again until 
she sent for me, and so the matter rests. She admits 
that she has no peace or joy in the Roman Catholic 
faith, and yet denies entrance to the very Light of Life. 
How blinding is the thralldom of Satan upon the 
human heart, especially when his medium is the bond- 
age of the Roman Catholic faith! 



The Story of a Roman Catholic Priest 



By MRS. RICARDO WAGNER, Almafuerte, Argentina 

One afternoon during adult camp, the Dowdy famUy 
took a hike up over some of the surrounding hills. 
After awhile little Roger began to complain about being 
tired and not wanting to walk any more. When asked 
as to what was the matter, his astonishing answer 
was, "I'm getting old, I guess"! Those are somewhat 
my sentiments when I look over the past year and 
discover how far I've fallen behind in the matter of 
correspondence and other VvTiting. 

I believe my last message to Herald readers was 
written after our eventful tent campaign here in Ber- 
rotaran last year. At the present writing we are here 
again conducting a 10-day Vacation Bible School, this 
time without the tent. We are having quite a peaceful 
time now, partly due, I believe, to an interesting little 
sequel to events last year in which I'm sure you will bo 
interested. 

You will recall the energetic and even violent oppo- 
sition which we encountered last year. So unjust 
were the measures used against us that the large 
majority of the Catholics themselves were ashamed of 
the actions of their leaders. But a few months later, 
other things began happening that have thoroughly 
disgusted a great many of them. It seems that for 
quite some time the Executive Committee of the Elec- 
tric Corporation had been suspicioning the priest of 
dishonesty in his lighting system. Investigations and 
observations were quietly made, and finally a techni- 
. cian called . As a final proof that the priest was light- 



ing the church from the power current instead of the 
light current, one night while a marriage ceremony 
was being performed, members of the committee re- 
moved the fuse from the power meter three times, and 
all three time the church was totally darkened— three 
blackouts during one marriage service! ! 

Immediately after this test had been made, a letter 
was written to the priest informing him of the discov- 
ery and requesting him to rectify the situation. Allow- 
ance was made for the possibility of such an installa- 
tion having been put in without his knowledge. Never- 
theless, it was the duty of the committee to collect the 
difference that that would make in his electric bills 
■during the years of consumption. The priest's reply 
was sarcastic: that the great discovery was an emer- 
gency installation, put up at the last moment before 
the wedding because! of a defect produced in the reg- 
ular installation; that had anyone taken the trouble 
to ask about it, they would have been informed without 
interrupting his sacred service, and that, in, any case, 
the corporation should be donating the light to the 
church instead of trying to collect more money than 
had already been paid. 

A series of letters were written; the Executive Com- 
mittee insisting that the explanation given did not 
account for the unbalanced consumption of light and 
power indicated on the meters each month, and the 
priest insisting that their contentions were false and 
that he had become the victim of a group of anti- 
Catholic men. An interesting sidelight in the connec- 



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tion is the fact that one member of the Committee, a 
doctor, is the nephew of the bishop in Rio Cuarto. Fi- 
nally, the priest undertook to discuss the matter in 
both his Sunday services, whereupon the Committee 
gathered together all of the correspondence they had 
had with him and published it in booklet form, send- 
ing a copy by mail to every member of the Corporation. 

After a time, as the priest continued to refuse to 
recognize any indebtedness and to make any settle- 
ment, the Committee cut off all electric current from 
both church and parsonage. The priest, not to be out- 
done, then connected up with the installation of a 
neighbor, resulting in the current being cut off from 
her home also. 

The priest, not being able to stand his ground alone, 
the bishop was called. His comment on the situation 
was that ihe church was not so much interested in the 
payment of a few (some over 200) pesos, but rather in 
the outrageous treatment of the priest. He insisted 
that the Committee would have to retract their state- 
ments against the priest and make amends for theii' 
treatment of him. When the Committee refused to do 
so, a lawyer was consulted by the bishop as to the 
advisability of fUing a suit. He advised them not to 
do so, saying that, while the priest might possibly win 
the suit because of the help of the bishop and present 
politics, he would do himself no end of harm in the 
way of standing, etc. 

It is hard for us to understand just on what grounds 
the priest thinks he might win a lawsuit, but he has 
finally decided to launch out in it and the case has 
been filed. Since court does not convene in vacation 
time, the case is still pending. In the meantime, upon 
payment of the bill presented by the Committee, the 
priest has been connected up with the current. How- 
ever, a document with very specific requirements and 
conditions was presented to him. 

Lately, in preparation for the trial, a delegation 
consisting of a secretary representing the court, both 
lawyers, an electrical technician, and a member of the 
Committee in Berrotaran went to the church to inspect 
the installation, and to settle a dispute as to whether 
or not a change had been made in the wiring. The 
electrician discovered that the wiring as it now is', had 
been changed recently, in spite of having been white- 
washed to make it appear as though it were of long 
standing. During the inspection, the electrician asked 
the priest what the watt power is of the bulbs in use 
in the two light fixtures in the auditorium, each having 
a capacity of a number of bulbs. 

"Those are 15-watt bulbs," replied the priest. 

"No, they are 40-watt," interrupted the Committee 
member. 

"You lie, they are 15-watt," insisted the priest. 

"You lie, they are 40-watt," was the answer. 

"Might we be permitted to have a look at those 
bulbs?" asked the electrician. 

"Of course," assented the priest. "But they are up 
so high and I have no ladder." 

"In five minutes I'll have a ladder here," offered the 
Committee member as he started for the door. 

In a few minutes the ladder was there and the elec- 
trician climbed up, unscrewed a bulb and brought it 
down. 



"Forty-watt" he read. "Do you see, Mr. Priest?" 
holding up the evidence before his eyes. 

"Why it really is," replied the priest while the 
lawyers' cast significant glances at each other. 

Now, just what effect does a case like this have upon 
our work? We are sad to say that we cannot note 
much of a change. One would think that after such 
an eye-opener, people would be flocking to our meet- 
ings in search of the truth, but they do not. In fact, 
the majority of the people know only too well the de- 
fects of their religious leaders. Why, then, do they 
follow them? For one thing, it has been drilled into 
them from infancy that the Roman Catholic clergy, no 
matter what they may do, are still God's representa- 
tives on earth, and are the final and only authorities 
on things spiritual. Moreover, it is most convenient 
and soothing to the conscience to hide behind such re- 
ligious leaders when they wish to use graft, etc., in their 
own business dealings. So, while a crimp has been put 
in the matter of persecution, and many folks show 
themselves much more friendly, yet the indifference 
to spiritual truth is appalling. 

I do not mean by the above that these things do not 
affect the people here. They do, definitely, but for 
evil and not for good. The moral tone of the people 
cannot help but go down. It seems to me that their 
idea of God must more or less correspond to their idea 
of the priests, and that is likely to drive them ulti- 
mately to atheism. 

So pray for us, brethren, as never before, that those 
of us who know the Lord in this land may not fail to 
hold up Christ the Light of the World so that some 
might be attracted to Him. Our group of believers in 
Berrotaran is small and some are being sorely tested. 
Pray that they may be kept firm in faith and beyond 
reproach in deeds so that their testimony in the town 
might be powerful and bear fruit for the glory of God. 



THE BIGGER SHOVEL 

The story is told of a good farmer who loved the Lord 
and believed in stewardship. He was very generous 
indeed, and was asked by his friends why he gave so 
much and yet remained so prosperous. "We cannot 
understand you," his friends said, "why you seem to 
give more than the rest of us, and yet you always seem 
to have greater prosperity." 

Oh," said the farmer, "that is very easy to explain. 
You see, I keep shoveling into God's bin and God keeps 
shoveling more and more into mine, and God has the 
bigger shovel." — Dr. Herbert Lockyer. 



WHY THE DEAD SEA DIED 

The Dead Sea died because it has no outlet. The 
water from the several rivers flows into that sea, but 
it never runs out. It keeps all it gets. That is the rea- 
son why the Dead Sea is dead. It has a large lesson 
for us. It tells us that a life which is always receiving 
but never giving will sometime become like the Dead 
Sea. It will begin to decay and die. Christ would have 
us live — running streams through which His love and 
His messages can be carried to others.— From First 
Brethren Church, Johnstown, Pa., Calendar. 



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A FAMINE IN THE LAND 



By REV. CLARENCE L. SICKEL 

Superintendent of Brethren Missions in Argentina 

Daniel, the inspired prophiet, looking into tlie future, 
described tlie character of the last days of "The Times 
of the Gentiles" in these very significant words: 
"Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be 
increased." Truly, this is an outstanding momentous 
period in the world's history. Men and women are 
running "to and fro" as never before since the begin- 
ning of time. Men, using this "increased knowledge" 
have conquered land, sea, and air. That which in 
times past was considered as impossible has now be- 
come a common event in our daily life. Those who are 
in a position to speak with authority tell us that we are 
just at the beginning of events. 

But in the midst of these astounding things there 
exists a strange reality. It can be better expresed in 
the words of another of God's prophets of old, even 
Amos, who speaks of a peculiar incident in the life of 
the Hebrew nation: "Behold, the days come, saith the 
Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a 
famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, BUT OF HEAR- 
ING THE WORDS OF THE LORD." 

Though spoken of Israel, they can easily be applied 
to this our day, and especially so where Rome rules. 
"There is a famine in the land ... of hearing the 
words of the Lord." Famines come through lack of 
that which is essential to nourish the body. The same 
can be applied to that which is spiritual, though in the 
spiritual realm there can exist another strange phe- 
nomenon—famine in the midst of spiritual abundance. 

In Argentine we would not say that the latter is true, 
though the Word of God has been proclaimed in one 
way or another in almost every town, city, and village; 
but, and we speak in general terms, the first is a vivid 



reality: "There is a famine in the land ... of HEAR- 
ING the Word of God." In that word "hearing" we 
would include all that can be applied— a ttentiveness, 
understanding, reception, obedience. "They have ears 
to hear but they hear not." Were the Apostle' Paul to 
minister to the people in this land under the Southern 
Cross, he would write of them as he did of his own 
people in Romans 10:2, 3: "For I bear them record that 
they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowl- 
edge. For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, 
and going about to estataUsh their own righteousness, 
have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness 
of God." Though surrounded by all the signs and 
symbols of the Gospel, we believe them to be religiously 
traveling the road that leads to eternal destruction. 
Terrible, indeed, are the results of famine! 

During the past year or two there has been an inten- 
sive campaign on the part of the Catholic Church to 
stamp out Protestantism and the evangelical move- 
ment in all of Latin America. South America is pre- 
sented as an intensely Roman Catholic continent, with 
happy, devout peoples asking only for peace and quiet 
to worship God in their own way, as their fathers ha\e 
done for centuries, and bitterly resenting the "insult" 
to their culture and their religion, implied in the idea 
of sending "missionaries" to them as to heathen lands, 
as to those who do not have the light of salvation. 

There is no question that this demand for South 
America as a strictly Roman Catholic field will make a 
powerful appeal even to Protestant thought, ignorant 
as most folks are of the true character of the Roman 
Church and its teachings. We believe that the crisis 
of this issue has not yet been reached; the fight, at 
least in this part of the field, grows warmer with each 
passing day. The time has come when we must face 
the issue with bare facts and plain words. Does she or 



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EASTER PARADE IN 
ROMAN CATHOLIC ARGENTINA 

THE "DEAD CHRIST" AND THE 
LIVING "VIRGIN" 



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does she not teach the truth? Are evangelical mis- 
sions esential to the spiritual welfare of the souls of 
this land? In answer to the latter question, I would 
give a strong and emphatic affirmative. Years of ex- 
perience with this people and the Roman Catholic 
Church has led me to the deep conviction that they 
are utterly lacking in THREE ESSENTIAL REALITIES 
OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH, namely, THE PERSOK^ 
OF CHRIST, THE MESSAGE OF CHRIST, THE PRES- 
ENCE OF CHRIST. To know the joy of salvation there 
must be in the heart of every man and woman that 
right attitude toward the 

PERSON OF CHRIST 

The Christ that you and I know is known by very few 
people in this land. Christ the Redeemer, the Only 
Way, the Saviour, is almost unknown. The Christ that 
is better known to them is a dead Christ that hangs 
on their crucifixes in their homes, schools, churches, 
hospitals, places' of business. The Christ that they 
know is the hideous figure of the miracle working 
saints. ' There is nothing in all of this that even re- 
motely suggests the GREAT CHRIST as we know Him 
from the sacred Scriptures. The people are taught 
nothing but the barest facts about Christ. About His 
real character they know nothing. There is indeed a 
famine in the land regarding the PERSON OF CHRIST. 
To them He is not "the fairest among ten thousand, 
the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning Star." 
They render not unto Him the glory due to His name 
because they do not know Him! 

Roman Catholicism has given His rightful place to 
another— the Virgin Mary. She is the one that they 
know. She is the one who occupies the supreme place 
in their religious activities, thoughts, desires, and medi- 
tation. She is the Queen of Heaven, the Mother of 
God. 

Well spoke a certain scholar of high authority on thLs 
continent, "My people are not Christians, they are 
Virgin-ians." They place the Virgin Mary above Christ 
as an intercessor, teaching that she is the mediatriv 
in heaven for sinner, that her intercessions are all- 
powerful, that the Father and Son obey her slightest 
wish and prayer. We have had this brought home to 
us again anc^ again. Almost the first question that a 
new inquirer asks as we seek to exalt the PERSON OF 
CHRIST is: "What about the Virgin Mary?" The 
theme of Christ is not a new one to them, but it is 
such an inferior one to that of the Virgin Mary that 
they are not interested. The divine order of the Holy 
Spirit's work in this dispensation as set forth by Christ 
himself is "He shall glorify Me." This fact alone justi- 
fies the work of evangelical missions in this land, for 
He is the very life of the Christian faith. Neglect the 
teachings of the PERSON OF CHRIST and the faith 
that "was once and for all delivered unto the saints" 
becomes as the other religions of the world, a mere 
system, such as we have in this land. 

Knowing not the PERSON OF CHRIST, it is not sur- 
prising to those who are acquainted with the Scrip- 



tures to find that there is a "famine in the land" con- 
cerning the 

MESSAGE OF CHRIST 

"Ye must be bom again." This is one of the most 
emphatic teachings of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus 
Christ— might we say the keynote— for without this 
experience "no man shall see God." The new birth is 
that spiritual act by which we are united to God 
through the Lord Jesus Christ, thus made a partaker 
of God's very life. Life comes through birth. There- 
fore, it is impossible to possess life without birth. Our 
Lord emphasized this important fact in His conversa- 
tion with Nicodemus: "EXCEPT a man be born again, 
he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." Not a bel- 
liever in Baptismal Regeneration, I contend that all 
who